The JMM on Friday accused the BJP of assaulting its workers in Dumka and in some other constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, hours after the saffron party registered an FIR against Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with assaulting its activists.
With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was a party of "loot", a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people in Santhal Pargana region to throw "looters" out of power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
Rejecting BJP's claims, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said it is not necessary to have the same party government at Centre and the state to achieve rapid development, while advocating for a strong and stable government.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday accused AJSU President and former Deputy Chief Minister, Sudesh Mahto, of ditching the party's dedicated workers by forging an alliance with the BJP for the Assembly elections.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday termed as "unfortunate" Congress' decision to break alliance with JMM and asked BJP not to be in "illusion" of repeating Maharashtra and Haryana-like performances in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand PCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat besides other party leaders today left for New Delhi after attending the extended working committee meeting here to discuss on pre-poll alliance and seat adjustments, a senior Congress leader said.
Activists of BJP and JMM on Tuesday clashed as protesters from the ruling party in Jharkhand showed black flags against Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar near the airport here, demanding an apology over the heckling of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.