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BJP ally HAM to contest by-election 'at any cost'

IANS  |  Patna 

BJP ally Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) on Monday said it will fight the Assembly by-election in "at any cost".

This was stated by and former after a meeting of the party's core committee.

Manjhi, a Dalit leader, said HAM should be given priority treatment in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led in

"If HAM is weakened, NDA will also be weakened. NDA leaders should understand it, but they don't," he said.

The BJP has decided to field a candidate in the by-election whereas its main ally Janata Dal-United has already announced it won't contest the by-election next month.

Another BJP ally, of Upended Kushwaha, is also keen to contest in the seat which fell vacant after the death of



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:10 IST