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JMM to fight Mayurbhanj LS, 30 assembly seats in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

Mukti Morcha (JMM) will field candidates in seat and 30 assembly segments in Odisha for the as well state poll due next year, a said Monday.

This was decided in central committee meeting of JMM held at Ranchi on Monday, party's central committee member and former MLA, told

JMM would put up candidates for seven out of the nine assembly constituencies in bordering with Jharkhand, he said.

JMM candidates would also contest the assembly polls from different constituencies in Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Balasore, Jajpur and Phulbani districts in the state, Murmu said.

Mukti Morcha had in the past also fought Lok Sabha and state elections in Odisha and had even won some assembly seats.

Murmu said JMM would endeavour to safeguard the interest of the tribal people in the state and to ensure balanced development.

Murmu's statement regarding next year's elections came a day after former from Laxman Tudu on Sunday joined JMM in Ranchi after resigning from the ruling BJD.

Tudu, who was member from Mayurbhanj from 2009 to 2014, had said that he quit BJD as he felt that the party, named after Biju Patnaik, had deviated from the ideals of the legendary leader.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:20 IST