After breakup with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the BJP on Tuesday received another setback after its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) decided to contest the Jharkhand Assembly polls alone.
Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has also decidedto go it alone in the Jharkhand Assembly polls. The BJP, LJP and the JD-Ucurrently have a coalition government in Bihar.
The BJP is contesting the Jharkhand Assembly polls inalliance with the AJSU. The BJP released the first list of 52 candidates forthe Assembly polls in the state on Sunday.
The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will vote in five phasesstarting from November 30 to December 20. Counting of votes will take place onDecember 23.