Munda to contest by-election from Kharsawan assembly seat
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 22:06
New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda will contest the by-election from Kharsawan assembly constituency in the state, the BJP announced on Tuesday.

"BJP President Nitin Gadkari has declared Arjun Munda as the party candidate for the Kharsawan (Scheduled Tribe) seat for the forthcoming 2011 by-elections in the state," the party said in a statement.

Munda, who was elected to the Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket from Jamshedpur in 2009, was chosen by his party to head the coalition government in Jharkhand last year.

The BJP had formed a government in the state in October 2010 with JMM support after many flip-flops. There was an internal conflict in the party with senior BJP leader LK Advani and others supporting Yashwant Sinha for the post while Gadkari and former president Rajnath Singh wanted Munda, a tribal, to head the state.


First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 22:06

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