Jamshedpur: Former state minister and state president of Trinamool Congress Bandhu Tirkey today said that his party would be contesting the Assembly election at four seats of Kolhan including Ghatsila, Baharagora, Kharsawan and Ichagarh. He said the party would be contesting the polls all over the state in a bid to ensure welfare of the people of the state.
Tirkey, who stayed briefly at the Circuit House on his return from Ghatsila after attending a party activists’ conference there, blamed the BJP for the plight of Jharkhand. Taking a dig at BJP and its former MLA from Jamshedpur West Saryu Roy, he said the BJP had failed to live up to the expectations of the people.
“Narendra Modi has been only making tall promises to the people of this country. The BJP has faced biting reality in the by-elections held in Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The party is bound to get defeated in the Assembly elections upcoming in the state,” said Tirkey.
Tirkey alleged that Saryu Roy was a ‘rejected’ leader of erstwhile Bihar who was slapped on Jharkhand by the BJP.
Tirkey said a state level activists’ conference of his party would be held in Ranchi on 21st September.
It may be mentioned here that Trinamool Congress, Jay Bharat Samanata Party founded by former CM Madhu Koda and Jharkhand Party (Enos) had recently tied up for the Assembly elections.
But now Tirkey is speaking about going for Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) with major parties like Congress and JMM. He said the initiative should be taken by bigger parties.