July 15, 2024

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Manjhi to contest Bihar polls: HAM

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Jitan-Ram-ManjhiThe Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) has said that former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest the coming assembly elections later this year.

State party president Shakuni Chaudhary on Tuesday confirmed the report to thestatesman.com, saying, “Manjhi has been authorsied by the party workers to decide on the seat sharing with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).”

The decision on Manjhi contesting the assembly elections was made at the party’s core committee meeting held in Patna on Tuesday.

“It was also decided that the HAM will announce its members name for different committees on June 30,” Choudhary said.

The HAM will hold its national conference in Delhi on June 24.

Earlier, on June 11, Manjhi held meeting with BJP party president Amit Shah in the national capital and announced his party’s alliance with the BJP. On June 14, Manjhi announced that he was not the chief ministerial candidate for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and left the decision on the BJP.

The ‘grand alliance’ of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) had dared the NDA to announce the name of its chief ministerial candidate.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, union Fertilizer Minister Ananth Kumar said that the BJP would contest the state assembly elections in the name of its Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Courtesy: The Statesman

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