Jharkhand polls: JMM to lead Opposition alliance with 43 candidates, Congress to contest 31 seats, RJD seven; Hemant Soren to be CM face

  • The Opposition alliance in Jharkhand said that it will contest the Assembly election under JMM leadership with Hemant Soren as its chief ministerial candidate

  • Congress leader RPN Singh and Soren said that while JMM will contest 43 seats, Congress 31 and RJD in seven constituencies in the upcoming election

  • Jharkhand will see five-phase polling to the 81 seats between November 30 and December 20 with counting slated on 23 December

Ranchi: The opposition alliance on Friday declared seat-sharing arrangement for the Jharkhand Assembly polls as per which the JMM will contest 43 seats, Congress 31 and RJD in seven constituencies.

 Jharkhand polls: JMM to lead Opposition alliance with 43 candidates, Congress to contest 31 seats, RJD seven; Hemant Soren to be CM face

JMM Supremo Hemant Soren with Congress' RPN Singh and Rameshwar Oraon and other Opposition leaders. PTI

This was announced by AICC in-charge RPN Singh at a press conference here along with JMM working president Hemant Soren.

There was nobody from the RJD at the press meet.

But, Hemant Soren told reporters that the seat-sharing has been finalised after consulting RJD president Lalu Prasad.

The Congress leader said that the opposition will contest the election under JMM leadership with Hemant Soren as its chief ministerial candidate.

Singh said there will be no friendly contest and anybody fighting against the official candidate will face action by the respective parties.

Jharkhand will see five-phase polling to the 81 seats between 30 November and 20 December with counting slated on 23 December.

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Updated Date: Nov 08, 2019 18:40:35 IST