Whom to support for Hatia by-poll? JMM to decide May 28

May 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), a key ruling alliance partner in Jharkhand, will decide Monday on supporting either of its two alliance partners for the upcoming Hatia by-poll.

“The decision to support any party in the Hatia by-poll will be taken May 28 by the party,” senior JMM leader Vinod Pandey told reporters here Saturday.

The ruling alliance partners - BJP and All Jharkhand Stuents Union (AJSU) - have fielded Ramjilal Sarda and Naveen Jaiswal, respectively.

The Congress and the second main opposition party, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) have fielded Sunil Sahay and Ajay Nath Sahdeo, respectively. Sunil Sahay is the younger brother of union Tourism Minister and Congress’s Ranchi Lok Sabha member Subodh Kant Sahay.

Hatia assembly seat fell vacant after the death of Congressman Gopal Nath Sahdeo in 2010 following illness. The polling is scheduled June 15.

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