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BJP eyes both RS seats in Jharkhand as Congress, JMM join hands

IANS  |  Ranchi 

The ruling BJP in on Friday said it will contest both vacant seats in the state, even as the opposition also geared up to give it a united fight.

said the party will contest both seats. The BJP held a meeting at the party headquarters here to chalk out a strategy for the contest. and Giluwa were present at the meeting.

The can win one seat comfortably but will require to dent the opposition unity if it wants to win the second also.

In the 82-member Assembly, the has 18 legislators and the five. The will try to get support of Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik's two legislators.

To win the polls, 28 votes are needed. The ruling BJP has 43 legislators while its ally All Students Union has four.

On Friday, leaders R.P.and state Congress Dr met Singh later thanked the for supporting the Congress which will declare its candidate on March 11.

"We thank the for supporting our candidate in the RS polls. JMM is the largest opposition party in the Assembly and is supporting us," Singh told the media here.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 18:22 IST