Patna: By-elections are proposed in five seats of the assembly which were vacant after the Lok Sabha elections. All the parties of the grand alliance have started gearing up for the elections. At the same time, Congress, RJD and we have come face to face with the claim of seats. The Congress and the RJD have put political mercury inside the Grand Alliance by putting up a claim for three out of five seats.
Before the upcoming assembly elections, once again the existence of the grand alliance in Bihar is going to be a litmus test. The platform of the litmus test will be a by-election in five assembly seats. All the parties of the grand alliance have started preparing to try their luck in the by-elections. Actually, 5 seats of the assembly have become vacant after some MLAs became MPs in the Lok Sabha elections. These include the seats of Kishanganj, Belhar, Simri Bakhtiyarpur, Nathanagar, and Darundha.
Four of these five seats were held by the JDU. JDU was involved in the grand alliance in the 2015 assembly elections. In the seat division, except for Kishanganj seat, four seats went to JDU. Now, these five seats are going to be held. Therefore, a rivalry race between the parties of the Grand Alliance has also started.