Patna: On a day when RJD, JD(U) and Congress formally announced their alliance for the upcoming by-polls in 10 assembly constituencies ,the simmering discontent within RJD over ticket distribution came out in the open. Reports of rift over seat distribution had surfaced immediately after the announcement of alliance between the three parties.
Supporters of Dev Kumar Chaurasiya, the JD(U) leader and ticket aspirant from Hajipur assembly constituency, today created scenes outside Hotel Maurya in Patna after their leader was denied the ticket.
Chaurasiya's supporters shouted slogans against senior JD(U) leaders and alleged that tickets were distributed in lieu of money.
Earlier in the day, the formal announcement of alliance between RJD, JD(U) and Congress was made in a joint press conference in the presence of RJD state president Ramchandra Poorve, JD(U) state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh and Congress state president Ashok Chaudhary.
Under the seat sharing deal, JD(U) will field its candidate from Parbatta, Mohania (SC), Jale and Hajipur seats, while RJD will contest Chapra, Mohiuddinagar, Rajnagar (SC) and Banka seats. Congress will field its candidates from Bhagalpur and Narkatiaganj assembly constituency