Prez poll: Shibu Soren to decide JMM`s stand

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Sunday authorised party chief Shibu Soren to decide the party`s stand for the July 19 presidential poll even as it called for a consensus.

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Sunday authorised party chief Shibu Soren to decide the party`s stand for the July 19 presidential poll even as it called for a consensus.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the JMM`s core committee here, the party said.

Speaking to mediapersons after the meeting, Soren`s son and Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren also said: "Consensus should be evolved for the presidential poll."

Of the three regional parties of Jharkhand, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), which has two Lok Sabha MPs and 11 legislators, has announced if would support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee.

JMM and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) -- alliance partners of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- have yet to take a decision.

JMM has one Lok Sabha MP and 18 legislators, while the AJSU have six legislators in the Jharkhand assembly.

IANS

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