Congress, JMM reach an agreement for Lok Sabha, Jharkhand assembly polls

Jharkhand Congress president Ajoy Kumar while giving this information said seat adjustments would be discussed on January 30.

Published: 18th January 2019 11:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2019 11:19 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RANCHI: The Congress Friday said it would fight the Jharkhand Assembly elections under the leadership of the JMM, which in turn, consented to fight the Lok Sabha elections under the Congress leadership.

Jharkhand Congress president Ajoy Kumar while giving this information said seat adjustments would be discussed on January 30.

The Lok Sabha elections will be fought under the leadership of the Congress while the assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Kumar told PTI over phone.

The announcement comes a day after a meeting between JMMs working president Hemant Soren and Kumar held at the former's residence.

The meeting was also attended by former chief minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) president Babulal Marandi, Rashtriya Janata Dal's Jharkhand unit president Annapurna Devi and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Bhubaneswar Mehta.

Both the general elections and Jharkhand assembly elections are slated to take place this year.

Out of a total of 14 Lok Sabha seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 12 in the last general elections while JMM bagged two.

The Congress had drawn a blank.

In the 2014 assembly election in the state, the JMM had won 19 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand house while the Congress bagged 6.

The ruling BJP had come out victorious with 43 seats.

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