No discontent in NDA, seat-sharing will be decided when elections come: Nitish
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said seat-sharing will be discussed and decided within the NDA when elections come and “there is no discontent” in the ruling alliance, as he distanced himself from reports about his party demanding 25 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in next General Election.Kumar sought to put the blame on political leaders trying to seek “publicity” by making out of turn statements in newspapers, TV channels and on social media.“You can see all of us working together. There is no discontent. The problem is, today newspapers have more pages than before, news channels run 24X7 and then there is social media where anybody can say anything without worrying about backing a claim with facts,” he said.Speaking to reporters here, the JD(U) leader also sought to distance himself from assertions by some leaders that his party be acknowledged as “big brother” in the coalition comprising BJP, LJP and RLSP within the state.”When elections come, all things, seat-sharing included, will be discussed and decided. This is not the time. Though some people may go on issuing statements for publicity, these have no substance (inmein koi dam nahin hai),” Kumar said.He was speaking on the sidelines of Lok Samvad, a public interaction programme where common people of the state are given an opportunity to come up with suggestions for improving governance.He was talking to reporters in presence of a number of his cabinet colleagues, including Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, as also ministers Mangal Pandey and Prem Kumar.