Shibu Soren to fight both Lok Sabha and assembly pollsMarch 19th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 19 (IANS) The Jharkand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress Thursday finalised a seat-sharing deal in Jharkhand with former chief minister Shibu Soren contesting both Lok Sabha polls and an assembly by-election.
As per the agreement JMM will fight in five seats and Congress in seven seats.
JMM has announced names of four sitting MPs for Lok Sabha seats while the candidate for the Hazaribagh seat will be decided later.
Soren will contest from Dumka, Suman Mahto from Jamshedpur, Teklal Mahto from Giridih and Hemala Murmu from Rajmahal seats, a party release said.
Soren will also contest Jamatara assembly by-election scheduled for April 23.
Jamatara seat was vacated by Vishnu Bhaiya, a suspended Bharatiya Janata Party legislator, in January this year after Soren lost by-election from Tamar Jan 8.