New Delhi: Congress leader and former Union Minister RPN Singh on Thursday announced that party has sealed an alliance with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and other in Jharkhand for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
— RPN Singh (@SinghRPN) February 7, 2019
JMM leader and from Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday along with Jharkhand Congress president Dr Ajoy Kumar.
Congress will contest the maximum number of seats in Lok Sabha followed by JMM. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) led by former CM Babulal Marandi and Rashtriya Janata Dal will also be the part of the grand alliance.
JMM and Congress are the biggest constituents of the opposition’s grand alliance being proposed in the state, besides the Babulal Marandi-led JVM (P) and the RJD. Ever since the JMM, despite having more than double legislators than Congress, extended support to the latter’s candidate Dheeraj Sahu in Rajya Sabha election in March, the JMM has been demanding the Congress to make its stand official over the issue.
During the Rajya Sabha elections, the two parties had in principle agreed that the Congress would get lion’s share in seat-sharing of the 14 Lok Sabha seats, while the alliance would contest assembly election under the leadership of Hemant Soren.