Patna, Oct 7 (PTI) The BJP on Wednesday allocated 11
seats to associate partner Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) from
its quota of 121 seats in Bihar assembly polls.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced at a joint
press conference Tuesday that while JD(U) will spare some
seats to Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of former chief minister
Jitan Ram Manjhi from its share of 122 seats and the BJP will
accommodate VIP from its quota of 121 seats in the 243-member
JD(U) has provided seven seats to HAM.
The seat distribution to VIP was announced at a press
conference addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar
Modi, Bihar unit president Sanjay Jaiswal and VIP chief Mukesh
Jaiswal told reporters that VIP will also be provided
one seat in Bihar legislative council in future.
VIP floated a couple of years ago by former Bollywood set
designer Mukesh Sahni, was with the opposition Grand Alliance
till last week.
Sahni had on Friday last announced an abrupt exit from
the opposition coalition in protest against "back-stabbing" by
RJD, which helms the anti-NDA grouping, and its de facto
leader Tejashwi Yadav.
Sahni expressed happiness over return to the BJP-led NDA
with which he had started his political innings in 2014
general election with an aim to make Narendra Modi Prime
Minister of the country. PTI DR