Saturday, April 1, 2023

JVM ready to join anti-BJP alliance : Babulal Marandi


Ranchi: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha president Babulal Marandi today said his party was ready to enter the proposed anti-BJP Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in the state ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, albeit on certain conditions.

He said the alliance leaders should first make it clear as to who would lead the alliance as the Chief Ministerial candidate.

Speaking to scribes in the state Capital on Saturday, Marandi said he was in favour of the formation of a secular government in the state as it would help division of the secular vote bank.

ďThe alliance should be permanent and there should be no struggle among the partners on leading the government. Many governments have collapsed in the state in the past owing to the greed for power. This is why the alliance should first choose its leader to win the faith and confidence of the people, said Marandi.

The former CM said the JVM would be contesting on all 81 seats across the state. He said the election results would be surprising.

He said if Congress and other anti-BJP parties were willing to accept his conditions, he was ready to join the alliance even after contesting on all Assembly seats.

Marandi said the Assembly elections would be fought on different issues and that the results of the Lok Sabha elections held this year would not have any impact on the Assembly elections.

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