Paswan, who had left BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2002 over the 2002 Gujarat riots, came back to the BJP-led alliance on Thursday.
    
Under the seat sharing agreement between both parties, LJP would contest seven out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.
    
The new tie-up came as a jolt to Congress' plans to have a ‘secular’ alliance with his party and RJD.
    
Out of the remaining 33 seats in Bihar, BJP intends to contest 30 with three being given to Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP).
    
Under the deal, LJP will contest from Hajipur, Samastipur, Jamui, Munger, Vaishali, Nalanda and Khagria.
    
BJP president Rajnath Singh had said that Paswan will meet Advani and party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the next few days.
    
The LJP supremo will also share the dais with Modi at the latter's rally on March 3 at Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

(Agencies)

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