Guwahati: Three regional parties from Bihar are likely to contest in the Assam Assembly election.
Reportedly, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and former Union minister Upendra Kushwala-led Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) have decided to go solo, while Bihar’r main opposition party the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to contest the polls in alliance with the Congress-AIUDF led Grand Alliance in the state.
JD(U)’s Assam in-charge and MLC Gulam Rasool Baliyawi and Bihar’s rural development minister Shrawan Kumar on Friday reached Guwahati to take final call on the number of seats the party would contest.
According to sources, Baliyawi and Shrawan is likely to hold a series of meetings with the local JD(U) leaders and workers at different places in Assam on March 6. Both the leaders are expected to hold a press conference in the city to announce the party’s plan on March 7.
JD(U) Assam convener Samsul Alam is likely to file nomination papers from Rupohihat constituency which is going to the polls in the first phase.