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Babulal Marandi Sticks to Condition on Pre-poll Alliance

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik-JVM) president Babulal Marandi today reiterated his party?s stand that it would forge pre-poll alliance only after announcement of chief ministerial candidate.

Published: 02nd October 2014 04:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2014 04:17 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RANCHI: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik-JVM) president Babulal Marandi today reiterated his party?s stand that it would forge pre-poll alliance only after announcement of chief ministerial candidate.

?My party is ready for a pre-poll alliance, but the condition is, it should be decided first as to who would head the alliance,? Marandi told reporters here.

On September 24, the former chief minister had said in Dumka that any party evincing interest for an alliance with the JVM, should decide over the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the assembly elections, due later this year.

?No, not at all,? Marandi replied when asked whether the condition meant he should be considered as the chief ministerial candidate of any alliance.

?I want a strong alliance, which should remain stable after the polls without any struggle for leadership (in the event of getting a majority). The greed for the CM?s post had resulted in the fall of several governments,? added Marandi.

Jharkhand has witnessed nine governments in 14 years.

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