A day after Maoists struck the state killing eight polling and police officials, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said the ultras were taking advantage of the interstate border with West Bengal and slipping in to the neighbouring state after the attacks.
An epic battle of two former chief ministers is unfolding in the Dumka (ST) seat with sitting MP Shibu Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha looking to fend off the challenge from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)`s Babulal Marandi even as a resurgent BJP seeks to turn the tables on both.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha president Babulal Marandi on Monday attacked BJP for "plight" of the people of the state, and said his party would support a non-Congress and non-BJP government in a post-poll scenario.
As the 2014 General Elections inch closer, alliance talks are once again in vogue in Jharkhand. For long instability has been the hallmark of politics in the state state. Given Jharkhand`s diverse and fragmented electorate, both the BJP and the Congress will find it tough to win most of the 14 constituencies in the state.
Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha.
Ruling JMM MLA Sita Soren, the daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Shibu Soren, on Tuesday surrendered to a local court here in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand.
The three JMM MLAs, who had submitted their resignation to party chief Shibu Soren in protest against the party opting out of the Rajya Sabha polls, have withdrawn their letters after getting assurances from the leadership on their demands.
Three JMM MLAs, who have submitted their resignations to their chief Sibhu Soren in protest against the party`s decision for opting out from Rajya Sabha elections, on Wednesday said it was for him to take a call.
Three JMM MLAs on Tuesday handed over the letters of resignation from the assembly to party chief Shibu Soren to protest against the party opting out from contesting the February 7 Rajya Sabha elections.
Following the Congress`s defeat in assembly polls in four states, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leaders are advocating contesting all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on their own instead of going in alliance with the Congress.