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BJP, JD-U iron out differences, to contest jointly in J`khand

Last Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 14:05

New Delhi: After some initial differences
over seat-sharing for Assembly elections in Jharkhand, the BJP
and JD(U) on Thursday reached an understanding on contesting the
polls together with JD(U) likely to contest 14 of the 81

"JD(U) President Sharad Yadav and I held a meeting today
to discuss the possibility of an alliance in Jharkhand. It has
been decided that JD(U) will contest 14 seats," BJP Vice
president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told a news agency.

JD(U) had yesterday announced nominees for 19 seats, a day
after BJP declared its first list of 58 candidates, and JD(U)
chief Sharad Yadav had said seat sharing talks with BJP for
the polls have broken down.

Naqvi said the two NDA allies will campaign jointly.

The formal announcement of the finalisation of the seat
sharing arrangement is likely to be made by BJP President
Rajnath Singh in presence of Yadav.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 14:05
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