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JVM-P not to concede Jamshedpur LS seat to Congress

Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 22:45

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
(Prajatantric-JVM-P) will contest bypoll to Jamshedpur Lok
Sabha seat, its chief said on Sunday ruling out any electoral
understanding with the Congress.

"There was no pre-condition (with Congress) when JVM-P
contested the February 11 Kharsawan assembly bypoll. Congress
supported on its own," Marandi said when his attention was
drawn to Congress` demand to leave the seat for it as the ally
had left Kharsawan seat to JVM-P.

The former chief minister said "we will announce our
candidate for the Jamshedpur Lok sabha seat soon."

The Jamshedpur lok sabha seat fell vacant after Chief
Minister Arjun Munda, who had won it on BJP ticket, quit after
winning the Kharsawan seat, defeating his nearest rival the
JVM-P candidate.

The Election Commission has not yet announced a date
for bypoll to the seat.


First Published: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 22:45
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