Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Chief Minister
Arjun Munda on Saturday said BJP would contest the Jamshedpur
parliamentary by-election, which he represented in Lok Sabha
before becoming the chief minister.
"I had represented the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat till
I resigned and later elected to the state assembly in
February," Munda told newsmen here.
Jamshedpur parliamentary seat has been a traditional
BJP seat and we would certainly put up a candidate in the
by-election, he said.
The date of the by-election was yet to be announced.
About the possible party candidate for the seat, the
chief minister said the candidate could be a local candidate
or from the state.
Munda was inducted as Jharkhand Chief Minister in
September. He had vacated Jamshedpur seat after winning the
assembly by-election from Kharswan in February.
Referring the anti-encroachment drive, Munda said the
state government was making endeavour to find out a permanent
solution to the problem.
"We want to honour the directive of the High court in
this regard while trying to find out a permanent solution to
the problem peacefully," he said claiming that the government
succeeded to some extent.