NEW DELHI: BJP and its Bihar allies will meet on August 31 to thrash out a deal over seat-sharing in the state assembly polls amid strident demands being made by parties like LJP and RLSP for a large share of seats.
Party General Secretary and Bihar in-charge Bhupender Yadav said party chief Amit Shah will head the meeting and played down the claims being made by allies, saying they have not conveyed it to BJP.
Paswan and Kushwaha had earlier met Shah but sources in the two regionals parties said they have not been offered any concrete proposal so far.
BJP sources have though rejected such claims and the party is likely to fight on more than 160 seats.
Elections are likely to be held in October-November and BJP has pulled out all the stops to dislodge its friend-turned-foe Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the power.
Kumar has joined hands with his long time adversary Lalu Prasad of RJD and Congress to take on BJP.