New Delhi: A day after the Election Commission announced schedule for Bihar Assembly elections 2020, Union minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad assured that the constituents of the NDA will contest the upcoming polls together.Also Read - 'Thappad se Darr Nahi Lagta', Uddhav Thackeray on BJP MLC’s Remark Against Shiv Sena Bhavan
He asserted that problems within the coalition will be resolved and the Nitish Kumar-led alliance will emerge victorious with a decisive mandate on November 10, when the election results will be declared. The election will be held in the state in three phases from October 28 to November 7. Also Read - Babul Supriyo Says Won't Join Any Party After Exit From BJP; Edits it Out Later
Notably, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and Chirag Paswan’s LJP have been at loggerheads for some time. The LJP had also hinted at fielding candidates against the JD(U). Besides, he has often criticised the Nitish Kumar government over several issues. Also Read - Babul Supriyo Quits Politics With 'Alvida' to Focus on Social Work
Meanwhile, responding to a question on these differences, Prasad said that NDA is one and if there is some problem, it will be solved. On seat-sharing, Prasad said discussions are underway at levels where it should be.
In 2015 Assembly elections, the LJP had contested on 42 seats with the BJP and other NDA members. The JD(U) was then a part of the opposition alliance in Bihar.