Congress, JMM Part Ways in Jharkhand

Published: 01st November 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2014 11:08 PM   |  A+A-

PATNA: Finally,the 16-month-old ruling alliance of the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) came to an end on Friday over the issue of seat-sharing in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

AICC general secretary B K Hariprasad said the Congress would contest the Assembly polls along with the RJD and the JD(U).

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the JMM would contes all the 81 seats.

The JVM (Jharkhand Vikas Morcha) also indicated that it would soon end the alliance with the Congress. Senior JVM leader Pravin Singh accused a Ranchi-based Congress leader for the imminent split saying that he was trying to help the BJP.

Earlier on October 27, the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) had said that party workers were not happy contesting the polls in alliance with the JMM.

The five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand are   scheduled to begin on November 25.

The JMM was not ready to leave Jamtara, Ghatsila and Pakur seats to the Congress from where some senior Congress leaders were planning to contest. Currently, the three seats have sitting JMM MLAs.  The JMM also wanted the Congress to provide seats to the two other allies -- the RJD and JD(U).

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