Lalu Prasad Yadav sacrificed two of his party’s seats in Bihar to save the Janata Parivar from collapse. Nitish had not given any seats to Samajwadi Party during the seat sharing announcement. JD(U) and RJD got 100 seats each, while Congress got 40 seats. 3 seats were retained for the NCP.
After NCP refused to accept the three seats given to it, Lalu assigned those seats to Samajwadi Party and then made it 5 by adding two more from his quota. It is not immediately known whether the Samajwadi Party would accept 5 seats or not. The decision would be taken at its parliamentary board meeting at Lucknow on August 30. Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh Yadav won’t attend the Grand Alliance Rally in Patna tomorrow.