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Patna: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday arrived in Patna to meet Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal(United) chief Nitish Kumar.
This was the BJP president’s first visit to Bihar after the JD(U) formed a coalition government with the saffron party in 2017 after breaking away with the RJD and the Congress which were part of the grand alliance government.
After reaching here in the morning, BJP chief Amit Shah and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar had a breakfast together at the latter’s residence.
The two leaders are expected to hold talks on seat sharing arrangement for the 2019 parliamentary polls in the evening. The JD(U), as per sources, has asked for 14-15 seats out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.
But the BJP is reluctant to agree with this arrangement. Sources say the saffron party is of the view that the JD(U) should concentrate on 10-12 Lok Sabha seats.
However, before holding talks with the Bihar Chief Minister, the BJP chief had several rounds of meeting with BJP workers, social media volunteers and others in the city.
It is learnt that the JD(U) is not looking at playing the “elder brother” to the BJP. The JD(U) is expecting a formula similar to the one it adopted with the RJD for the 2015 Assembly elections.