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Janata Dal(United) national vice president Prashant Kishor on Sunday contended that his birthday party, being the senior partner within the NDA in Bihar, need to contest greater seats than the BJP within the assembly election next yr.
The two parties had contested same wide variety of seats within the Lok Sabha elections this year.
"In my view, the Lok Sabha election formulation can not be repeated within the meeting polls," Kishor told newspersons here.
He has within the latest beyond rankled the BJP with his continuous outbursts in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
"If we examine the 2010 assembly polls, which the JD(U) and the BJP had ultimate contested together, the ratio turned into 1:1.4. Even if there's a mild change this time, it cannot be that each events fight an same variety of seats.
"The JD(U) is a larger party, has close to 70 MLAs whilst the BJP has simply over 50. Moreover, the meeting elections are to be fought with Nitish Kumar because the NDA face, he said.
The poll strategist-turned-baby-kisser, who have become a full-time member of the JD(U) pretty much a year ago, dismissed guidelines that his celebration leader Nitish Kumar might be predicted to cede some floor to the BJP, a favour he had extended within the 2015 meeting polls for Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
"There can be no contrast between the two scenarios. In 2015, within the outgoing meeting, the JD(U) had about 120 MLAs at the same time as the RJD had only 20. But for the reason that alliance became an entirely new experiment, many things had been factored in," Kishor said.
"Moreover, even supposing the 2015 assembly polls are taken as benchmark this time, it's far plain that JD(U)'s tally became significantly higher than that of the BJP. So my rivalry of a 1:1.4 ratio holds floor. I am no longer talking approximately the variety of seats that each party should contest. I am speaking approximately the proportion," he brought.
He additionally asserted that the formulation of Lok Sabha polls this yr in which JD(U) and BJP had both fought 17 seats every, leaving six for Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2014, a yr after Kumar's exit, could not serve as the idea for the assembly polls.
"The seat-sharing formulation in 2019 became determined with out taking the 2014 ballot results into account. I see no cause why a destiny election must be determined on the basis of 2019," he said.
In 2014, the BJP had contested with the LJP and Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP and the coalition had gained 31 out of 40 seats in Bihar with the saffron birthday celebration on my own bagging 22.
The JD(U) had fought on my own and got most effective . The ultimate seven have been grabbed by way of the RJD-Congress-NCP integrate. RLSP left the NDA closing 12 months and is now part of the five-celebration Grand Alliance.
To a question as to whether the demand for a more percentage of seats changed into the leverage that Kumar could use for giving up his opposition to NRC, Kishor replied inside the negative.
He additionally expressed the opinion that tons importance need to no longer be connected to epithets like palturam (weathercock) which has been used for Kumar ever since he dumped the RJD-Congress integrate and back to the NDA in 2017.
"With one or exceptions, you can not discover a politician who has no longer modified alliance partners in 15-two decades of political career. So I do now not assume singling out Nitish Kumar is right," Kishor, recognized to have cordial family members with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad who first got here up with the colorful epithet, said.
Meanwhile, the BJP which has been clamouring for gaining the top hand in Bihar and setting a stop to playing 2nd fiddle to Nitish Kumar, reacted with dismay.
"The BJP believes in keeping decorum, subject and no longer making any public announcement which has handiest news value. All the decisions in NDA associated with 2020 elections are a matter of discussion among our top leadership," state party spokesman Nikhil Anand said.
Kishor additionally reiterated his views at the CAA and the NRC and introduced that National Population Register as a primary step to the NRC became unacceptable.