"The Left Front have decided to contest three seats --- CPI(M) from Rajmahal, CPI from Hazaribagh and CPI (ML-Liberation) from Koderma," CPI(M) Jharkhand unit secretary G K Bakshi told reporters here.
He said the CPI(M) state committee would endorse the decision in its meeting on March 15 in Ranchi.
He also said that the Left parties decided to support candidate of such opposition party in the rest of the seats, who could be seen as strong opponent against the BJP candidate.
The CPI (ML-Liberation) was not an alliance partner of the Left Front during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
While the CPI (ML-Liberation) contested six seats, CPI (M) fielded candidates in five constituencies while the CPI nominated three in the 2014 elections.
Bakshi termed the terminology 'gathbandhan' as wrong because "there is no common agenda among the parties and it is (just) a seat sharing formula."
Meanwhile, in a press statement in Ranchi, RJDs Jharkhand unit general secretary and spokesman Manoj Kumar said, "The RJD will contest from Palamau and Chatra seats at any cost as the electorate there voted RJD candidates several times during previous elections. The RJD has always favoured alliance and its leader Lalu Yadav stood like a rock in unity among the opposition, to dislodge the BJP."
On January 18, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajoy Kumar said that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) had agreed to fight the Lok Sabha elections under the Congress leadership and, in return, the Congress will contest the Jharkhand assembly elections under the JMM leadership.
The proposed grand alliance comprising Congress, JMM, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and RJD, has not yet officially announced as to which party would contest how many seats and from where.
According to reports, there is a bone of contention over a few seats on which one or the other ally is keen to contest.
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