The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Sunday on Sunday announced the seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
While the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have agreed to contest 17 seats each, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will contest from six seats.
The announcement was made by JD-U state President Vashishtha Narayan Singh, BJP state President Nityanand Rai and LJP state President Pashupati Kumar Paras, during a press conference here.
The JD-U will contest from Valmiki Nagar, Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Madhepura, Gopalganj, Siwan, Bhagalpur, Banka, Munger, Nalanda, Karakat, Jahanabad and Gaya.
The BJP will contest from Purvi Champaran, Paschim Champaran, Sheohar, Madhuvani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Ujiarpur, Begusarai, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Arrah, Buxar, Sasaram Aurangabad, Arariya, Maharajganj.
The LJP would contest from Vaishali, Hajipur, Samastipur, Khagaria, Jamui and Nawada.
However, the name of candidates for all the 40 Lok Sabha seats will be announced in the next two to three days.
(With IANS inputs)