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Jharkhand: Congress may name candidates after Holi

IANS  |  Ranchi 

The party is likely to announce the list of candidates for the elections in after Holi, since the state is due to go to polls in the last four phases of the seven-phase

"The name of the candidates of our party are likely to be announced after the festival of Holi," Kishore Sahdeo, Spokesperson of the unit of Congress, told IANS.

The Congress, Mukti Morcha (JMM), and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) are believed to have stitched a grand alliance for the polls.

A formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made before

According to informed sources in the Congress, there were some issues with a few seats which have almost been resolved among the grand alliance partners. As per the understanding, the Congress, JMM, JVM-P and the will fight on seven, four, two and one seats, respectively.

The is likely to contest Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Lohardagga, Khunti, Chaibasa, Palamau and one more constituency.

The probable candidate from Ranchi is former Central and senior Subodh Kant Sahay, and from Chaibasa.

In the 2014 elections, the Congress had contested in alliance with the and the The Congress had contested nine seats and lost all.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:00 IST
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