Ranchi: After the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s (JMM) Santhal Paragana’s meeting that was concluded at the resident of the party chief Shibu Soren, Hemant Soren revealed that the party would contest the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections on their own.
In the meeting, the party discussed plans regarding the February 2 event when the party will turn 40.
Along with Shibu Soren, executive president Hemant Soren, Stephen Marandi, MLA Simon Marandi and various other legislators were present.
In his address, Hemant Soren said that 2019 is an election year. The worker should start preparing now. He added that neither the gathbandhan was formed nor Mahagathbandhan in the battle for a separate Jharkhand.
Hemant Soren has clarified through this meeting that he would want to have a significant stake in the coalition or otherwise his party will contest the Lok Sabha elections on their own. He added that the JMM fought for the separate state of Jharkhand on their own. Soren claimed that the opposition parties are in a hurry to interfere but their intentions will fail to succeed.
Addressing the gathering the party head said that even after the creation of a separate state, the expected development has not taken place. The root cause of this he pointed out to be illiteracy.
Earlier, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha along with Rashtriya Janata Dal had sided with the Jharkhand Party for the Kolebira Assembly bypoll elections. By-poll elections in Kolebira, Jharkhand was called for after the sitting MLA, Enos Ekka of the Jharkhand Party was convicted to life imprisonment in a case of kidnapping and murder. His wife, Menon Ekka contested the election on the ticket of Jharkhand Party.