Imphal: Manipur unit of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday said it has joined the pre-poll alliance of main opposition parties in the state to fight the coming January 28 Assembly elections against the ruling Congress party.
Speaking to mediapersons here, Manipur RJD unit president K Kumarjit said his party has joined the alliance of Manipur People`s Party, Nationalist Congress Party and Janata
Dal (United) to fight the coming polls.
He said his party would put up 45 candidates both the hills and valley of Manipur which assembly strength is 60.
Sources in the ruling Congress also said they were looking for alliance with like-minded parties to fight the forthcoming polls.
They said they would join hands with the parties who were willing to go with the congress.
However, CPI a ruling partner of Congress-led secular progressive front ministry in the state had earlier said they would not enter into pre-poll alliance but they would enter
post poll alliance, said senior party leader and former veterinary minister M Nara yesterday.
He said CPI had announced the list of 18 candidates in the first phase for the forthcoming polls and they included Nara himself, present medical minister PH Parijat and senior
party leader N Mangi.
Nara said the party would announce the second phase of the list before January 3.
Official sources said election notification for the forthcoming polls would be issued on January 4.