Leaders are preparing to switch over to campaign mode. Especially after the announcement of NDA candidates. And the allocation of seats within the Grand Alliance (GA) in Bihar for the Lok Sabha elections.
Bihar has seen in the past how small groups of rebels often emerge as deciding factors. Their behavior can change the expected scenario.
One of the senior leaders, who could not get a berth in GA’S seat allotments said- “Just wait and watch. Politics is not over just by denial of seats. We will let you know at the opportune time.”
The list of those disappointed by the political permutation and combination is long in the state. And this could get clear in different ways.
Putul Kumari , former Banka MP and BJP leader, is firm on filing nomination as an independent candidate in Lok Sabha. She became MP in 2010 after winning the by-polls. This held because of the sudden demise of her husband late Digvijay Singh. JD-U has opted for Girdhari Yadav as the NDA’S choice, who will fight against the sitting RJD MP.
She said, “I am in BJP and I will remain in BJP. But it is the sentiment of the people that I cannot dishonour. They want me to contest. It is a fight for honour and I will not pull back. I have the backing of people’s confidence. The people of Banka cannot compromise with honour. Anyway, I will only strengthen the hands of PM Modi. Trusting Nitish Kumar is difficult. I believe there is an attempt to weaken the root of BJP. It has happened in Bhagalpur also.”