RJD would have won 11 Council seats, if it had contested in alliance with Congress : Prem Chandra

Patna, April 9 : RJD would have won 11 seats of Bihar Legislative Council from local bodies quota if it had contested in alliance with Congress, claimed Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra on Saturday. Mishra told media persons here that RJD had suffered big losses in just concluded elections for 24 seats of Bihar Legislative Council from local bodies quota. It was strange to note that RJD leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav was elated with victory on only six seats in Council elections, he added. “RJD faced defeats in four to five seats by margin of votes which had gone to Congress,” Congress leader said and stressed that RJD could have easily won theses seats if votes that Congress got, had gone to RJD. Congress had bagged only one seat but the party supported independent candidate also won from Motihari, he added. ” If one goes by number of votes that Congress and RJD got in all seats, it would become crystal clear that RJD would have won four to five seats more while Congress could have bagged one more seat, had both the parties contested in alliance”, Mishra maintained. All parties always turned out to be beneficiaries in the event of contesting elections together, he remarked. Congress leader blamed RJD for breaking alliance with Congress in just concluded Council elections and also in last assembly elections held in October 2021. On both occasions, RJD declared its candidates without consulting Congress, he alleged. Mishra said that old and traditional voters could return to party fold again, if Congress continued to contest elections on its own in future as well. A perception was needed to dismantled strongly that Congress could join hands with RJD in the name of secular politics in future , he suggested.

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