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Congress delaying building of consensus in Bihar?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NAYEAR AZAD
Published Mar 18, 2019, 1:37 am IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 1:37 am IST
Sources claim that the Congress party’s stand on the issue is one of the reasons for the delay in building a consensus among grand alliance partners.
Jitan Ram Manjhi
 Jitan Ram Manjhi

Patna: With less than a month left for general elections, the grand alliance faces a daunting task of resolving the thorny seat-sharing issue among its allies in Bihar.

Sources claim that the Congress party’s stand on the issue is one of the reasons for the delay in building a consensus among grand alliance partners.

 

To end the deadlock, the RJD parliamentary board last week had passed a resolution and authorised Lalu Yadav to discuss the issue with top leaders of the alliance.

Lalu Yadav, a convict in fodder scam, is undergoing treatment for multiple serious ailments at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIIMS) Ranchi. In the past few months, RIIMS has become a hub of Bihar politics as grand alliance partners have been meeting him to discuss seat-sharing arrangements for the Lok Sabha elections.

However, as per the jail manual, he has been allowed to meet only three persons every Saturday.

Sources claim that after Lalu Yadav gave his nod, top leaders of grand alliance met at the residence of Congress general secretary K.C. Venugopal in New Delhi on Wednesday, but the talks ended without any result.  

“Talks are on and we are hopeful that the issue will be resolved within a few days,” RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said after the meeting in New Delhi.

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