Jharkhand: Babulal Marandi declares unconditional support to Chief Minister-in-waiting Hemant Soren

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Updated: Dec 25, 2019 12:40 PM

The support by the JVM-P came after JMM legislature party leader Hemant Soren called on Babulal Marandi at his residence in Ranchi on Tuesday.

Hemant SorenJharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren meets Babulal Marandi in Ranchi.

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) Tuesday extended support to pre-poll alliance of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD).

The support by the JVM-P came after JMM legislature party leader Hemant Soren called on Marandi at his residence, a JVM-P press release said on Tuesday in Ranchi. The release said that the party will extend support to “the new coalition government-in-waiting”.

“Our party will support Hemant Soren, unconditionally, because he has the required majority,” Babulal Marandi said after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president and CM designate Hemant Soren called on the former CM.

The JVM(P) has won three seats in the just-concluded assembly polls in Jharkhand. Besides Marandi, who was the first chief minister of the tribal state, the other two are Pradip Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey.

The three-party alliance has won 47 of the state’s 81 seats. The JMM won 30 seats, Congress 16 and RJD one. The BJP won 25 seats.

JVM(P) was a part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ of the JMM, Congress and RJD before the Lok Sabha elections but Marandi had exited it to contest alone.

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