Ranchi, February 11: Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav arrived in Jharkhand for the first time after becoming the deputy chief minister and met Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi on Saturday afternoon.
Following a meeting with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Bihar deputy chief minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said they will be fighting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections together. He said the parties of the ruling coalition in Jharkhand are working to make the coalition stronger ahead of the general elections.
He also hinted at strengthening the party base in Jharkhand.
“I had a meeting with Hemant Soren ji and discussed on wide range of issues and also on strategy against BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. Every party of the alliance would like to strengthen party base and get stronger to stake claim for more number of seats in the alliance,” said Yadav.
Tejashwi told reporters that he had planned to oversee the party work in Jharkhand earlier but couldn’t due to RJD supremo and his father Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health condition.
“We will be fighting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections together. I had planned to come and see the party work in Jharkhand however due to Lalu Ji’s health we could not. Lalu Ji’s transplant was successful. He will be coming home today,” RJD leader said.
“We formed the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar and removed BJP from power. We are working to make our coalition stronger to fight in Jharkhand to remove BJP,” he added.
Tejashwi also alleged that BJP was trying to buy votes and was making raid threats in Bihar.
He will address party leaders and workers of Jharkhand RJD on Sunday.