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Grand alliance sealed in Jharkhand: Soren

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

The Mukti Morcha (JMM) Saturday said that the grand alliance in the state has been officially sealed for the Lok Sabha polls.

The JMM, along with the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) comprise the grand alliance in the eastern Indian state.

"The fight against @BJPIndia & BJP4Jharkhand in GeneralElections2019 is a momentous one and the future #depends on the combined #GrandAlliance which is now officially sealed," JMM working tweeted.

The former claimed he met Saturday, following which the deal was clinched.

"Today morning I met @INCIndia @RahulGandhi ji on presence of RPN Singhji and others. We had a fruitful discussions on the contours related to finalizing #GrandAlliance in #Jharkhand including accommodating Left parties in this fight (sic)," Soren tweeted.

The tweet, however, did not mention the number of seats to be contested by the grand alliance partners.

On Friday, D Raja had approached Soren and urged him to make the a part of the grand alliance and leave the Hazaribagh seat to it.

Soren, however, said the Left parties should leave the Koderma seat if the talks moved forward.

CPI(M) Jharkhand unit G K Bakshi had told reporters in on March 13 that the decided to contest three seats - CPI(M) from Rajmahal (ST), CPI from Hazaribagh and CPI (ML-Liberation) from

On January 18, Jharkhand Pradesh Committee president said the JMM had agreed to fight the Lok Sabha elections under the leadership and in return, the Congress will contest the elections under the JMM's leadership.

Jharkhand's 14 Lok Sabha seats will have elections in four phases.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:55 IST