Jamshedpur: BJP�s rebel leader Saryu Roy has embarked on his journey to connect with local people of Jamshedpur East Assembly seat. He has resolved to challenge CM Raghubas Das in his own home ground. The former food and civil supplies minister has switched his campaign gear in the heart of Jamshedpur East Assembly constituency.
Roy, who has filed his candidature from Jamshedpur East as an independent candidate, has is connecting local people. Roy, who was overlooked as a candidate from his sitting Jamshedpur West seat by BJP, has already started meeting people to garner their support.
He is raising issue of ownership rights to 86 slum dwellers which Das used as a vote plank and helped him win the seat for five consecutive times. The issue is all set to gain momentum once Roy enters the campaign in full throttle from tomorrow onwards.
Roy is temporary re-locating himself at Baridih, a prominent area in the constituency. He is also opening the Cetral election office, which is expected to start functioning from tomorrow.
�I am getting overwhelming response from the local people. I will keep my campaign people-oriented and meet each and every voter. I am opening the central election office at Golmuri. Offices will also be opened at different parts across the constituency,�the 68-year-old veteran politician.
Roy said he will be shifting shift temporarily to Baridih till the elections. � I will be shifting to Vijaya Gardens in Baridih as my residence is quite far from Jamshedpur East constituency,� he informed. The idea is to remain in touch with voters in the assembly segment� he said.
As a member of the cabinet, Roy had also raised his dissent over a number of moves made by the government including the allocation of mining leases to some companies.
According to Roy�s close aid, the leader was getting support from JD (U), RJD, AAP and Ajsu Party. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and AAP�s Ajoy Kumar will also seek votes for Roy.
Roy will be supported in his election campaign by JD (U) national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. JD (U) leaders Sanjiv Acharya and Sanjay Thakur said that Nitish Kumar had directed party workers of both, Jamshedpur East and West Assembly constituencies to work for Saryu Roy. They informed that the Bihar Chief Minister would personally come to Jamshedpur and participate in road shows and hold at least three campaign meetings. A large contingent of JD (U) team is expected to camp in both the Jamshedpur constituencies.