Munda to face Dasrath in assembly bypoll

JVM will field Dasrath Gagrai alias Krishna Gagrai against CM Arjun Munda in the forthcoming Kharswan assembly by-election.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 21:08 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Jaharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) will field Dasrath Gagrai alias Krishna Gagrai against Chief Minister Arjun Munda in the forthcoming Kharswan assembly by-election slated for February 10.

JVM Saraikela-Kharswan district committee today zeroed in on Gagrai at a meeting held in Saraikela, said Arvind Kumar Singh, its deputy leader in the Jharkhand assembly.
Asked about party`s poll plank to take on Munda in the by-election, Singh said there were several issues to fight the election but corruption and development would be highlighted.

Singh, MLA from adjoining Ichagarh constituency in Saraikela-Kharswan district, alleged that the development of Kharswan was much below expectation even though Munda had represented the constituency for 17 years since 1995.
Earlier, sitting MLA Mangal Singh Soy had vacated the Kharswan seat to pave the way for Munda to seek election to the state assembly from there.

Since he took over the reigns of the government in September last, he is not a member of the house. He will have to be an MLA within March next.

PTI