RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is slated to hold the opposition Grand Alliance meet at his residence in Patna on Monday. This will be the first formal deliberation of the opposition Grand Alliance on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The meet is likely to be attended by all constituents of the 'Mahagathbandhan' that comprises the RJD, the Congress, former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP, former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM and veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav's LJD.
The meeting will be marked by "broad discussions on the respective number of seats to be fought by each constituent and identifying constituencies best suited for each alliance partner," sources in the Grand Alliance said.
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They, however, added that a final agreement may be deferred till the release of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad serving sentences in fodder scam cases judgement on whose bail application has been reserved by the Jharkhand High Court.
Tejashwi Yadav is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly.
Moreover, leaders of the Grand Alliance have also been stating that a public announcement about the seat-sharing arrangements will be made only after January 14, when the inauspicious month of 'Kharmaas' comes to an end.
Meanwhile, Jitan Ram Manjhi rubbished reports that have appeared in a section of the media, claiming that he was toying with the idea of a possible return to the NDA, as he was not getting his due in the Grand Alliance.
"This is nonsense. Only on Saturday I was in Ranchi to meet Lalu Prasad. It is another thing that because of his poor health, I avoided getting into any detailed discussions on political matters," he told reporters.