Jamshedpur: Senior BJP leader and deputy speaker in the Bihar Assembly Amarendra Pratap Singh has apparently subtly expressed his wish to fight the parliamentary elections from Jamshedpur, if the party allows him.
Concluding his two-day visit to the district to promote the party programmes, Singh urged the BJP high command to announce the names of the Lok Sabha candidates at the earliest. “People are anxiously waiting for the elections to arrive for they are keen to see Narendra Modi become the next Prime Minister of the country,” said Singh.
Talking to the reporters at local Circuit House on Saturday, the MLA accused Congress of playing cheap politics by preventing JMM from fielding Sudhir Mahato’s widow, Sabita Mahato in the Rajya Sabha election.
He who had fought the 1991 Lok Sabha elections unsuccessfully from Jamshedpur, said his contribution in the statehood movement is no less than those who claim to be champion of the Jharkhand statehood movement.
In response to particular query Singh, who is the elder brother of late M P Singh, the former speaker of Jharkhand Assembly, said his personal view is that outsider candidate shouldn’t be fielded in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Congress is the boss in the present coalition in Jharkhand if Congress had agreed to JMM’s candidate in the first place than RJD wouldn’t have insisted for its candidate (Prem Chand Gupta). But, fact of the matter is that Congress’s design was to break JMM’s rank on the emotional issue (denial of nomination to Sabita),” said Singh.
He also said the incumbent coalition will not complete its full term and JMM, the leading ally in the Hemant Soren government, will not be safe in the hands of Congress, anymore.
“In Jharkhand it is JMM and in Bihar it is RJD that will suffer in the company of the Congress,” said Singh on the strong possibility of RJD and Congress allying for the Lok Sabha elections.