Both the JD (U) and RJD have decided to fight assembly polls and assembly council elections under an alliance. They will make official announcement in this regard in next two-three days.

As per the sources, the RJD and the JD (U) will contest on 100 seats each, while the Congress and the NCP will fight in 43 constituencies.

JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav, party leader Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday held discussions over telephone to resolve the alliance issue.

RJD workers are mounting pressure on Lalu to shun the ego in checking the BJP in the upcoming elections. Lalu himself started to make it clear that Nitish enjoys RJD support.

The political observers believe that both the RJD and the JD (U) became active for poll preparations to defeat BJP. They are focussing on the devising strategies instead of
raising seat sharing issue.

Earlier on Thursday, Sharad Yadav said JD(U), RJD, Congress and NCP will contest Bihar Assembly elections together. "The unity is bound to happen as it is the need of the hour. The nation needs it. All of us will contest elections together. JD (U), RJD, Congress and NCP and others will fight together," Sharad Yadav told.

However, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and suspended RJD MP Pappu Yadav are likely to dent the poll prospect of JD (U) and RJD respectively. Manjhi enjoys support of Mahadalits, considered as core voters of Nitish Kumar, while Pappu Yadav wields sizable influence in Seemanchal region.

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