New Delhi (Ranchi):9/3:(odiannews):The Bharatiya Janata Party has sealed an alliance with the All Jharkhand Student’s Union (AJSU) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The decision was taken on Friday night at a meeting of the central parliamentary board of the party which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The two parties have agreed on a seat-sharing formula, under which, the BJP will contest 13 seats while the AJSU will put up its candidate in Giridih Lok Sabha constituency.
The party leadership discussed election management including choice of candidates in Jharkhand, Mangal Pandey, the BJP in-charge of Jharkhand and Bhupendra Yadav, the party’s in-charge of Bihar told the mediapersons about the alliance in presence of AJSU leader Sudesh Mahto in New Delhi.
Mahto met BJP president Amit Shah before the alliance was finalised. The AJSU leader, sources said, demanded two seats, Giridih and Hazaribagh for his party. But the BJP agreed to concede only Giridih Lok Sabha seat.