The BJP, which has 91 MLAs in the Bihar Assembly, is leaving no stone unturned in persuading rebel leaders in order to keep its feet intact in the state which will go to polls next year.

According to JD(U), the BJP is wooing rebels by offering them tickets of the upcoming assembly elections.

The situation is so critical that JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, who generally usually doesn’t stay in Patna, is now camping in the state capital and meeting the MLAs to convince them.

June 9 was the last date of filing nomination papers but Yadav was officially uninformed that whether he will file his papers or not.

On June 7, the JD(U) chief was asked to discuss the matter with rebel MLAs resulting to the suspension of Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai.

The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha by-polls.

Yadav is assuring MLAs by saying that all ‘in-house’ issues will be solved after the declaration of by-poll results.

Former chief minister Nitish Kumar, who is currently in Delhi, is far away from the reach of party MLAs.

Nitish loyalists and party legislator Manjit Singh had on Tuesday talked to several MLAs.

Meanwhile, there are reports that BJP is wooing rebel JD(U) MLAs by guaranteeing them tickets for next year’s assembly election.

Three Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar fell vacant after Ram Vilas Paswan, Ram Kripal Yadav and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who were all members of the Upper House of Parliament, resigned after emerging triumphant in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Janata Dal (United) on Monday fielded its national president Sharad Yadav, party national general secretary Ghulam Rasool Baliyawi and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s cultural advisor Pawan Kumar Verma for the Rajya Sabha by-elections.


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