Praful Patel said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was ready to go with the 'Mahagathbandhan' (mega alliance) of the RJD-Congress in the eastern state, but it was not ceded a single seat by the opposition combine.
The former chief minister, who is lodged in a Ranchi jail in connection with fodder scam cases, also said the central government has given 'zero' to the dispensation in Bihar, referring to a recent NITI Aayog report.
The 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar on Friday announced the seats to be contested by each of the alliance partners -- the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM and VIP -- in phases three to seven of the general elections.
All pre-election talk of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah being cut down to size evaporated after the Lok Sabha elections were declared. But BJP's confidence to win majority on its own was backed by genius of a strategy, writes Anirban Ganguly
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Analysis: The BJP-led NDA outclassed the RJD-Congress combination in Bihar and Jharkhand. Laloo Prasad Yadav's party drawing a blank strongly indicated caste politics was no more the sole gamechanger
In states like Bihar where the electorate is heavily divided by caste, strategic alliances with little-known parties can make or break the dreams of bigger political players aiming for a piece of the cherry cake at the Centre