The grand alliance's important leaders were present when he filed his papers. They included JMM President Hemant Soren, Congress state President Ajay Kumar and Congress Ranchi Lok Sabha candidate and former union Minister Subodhkant Sahay.
After filing his nomination papers, Marandi told reporters: "Our fight is against the lies of the BJP government. In 2014, two crore jobs were promised. Where are the 10 crore jobs? We have to oust the Modi government."
Marandi will face BJP's Annapurna Devi in the electoral contest.
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