Effort by some parties to destablise Jharkhand : BJP

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Jamshedpur, Feb 2 (PTI) The Jharkhand unit of rulingBJP today said some opposition parties were taking unfairmeans to ensure the defeat of Chief Minister Arjun Munda, aconsensus candidate of the NDA coalition, in the forthcomingKharswan assembly by-election slated for February 10.

Party spokesman Amarpreet Singh Kale told a pressconference that parties including former Chief MinisterBabulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)(JVM) and Congress were conspiring to destabilize Jharkhandonce again.

JVM and Congress, who had contested the last assemblypoll in alliance but were at loggerheads following the outcomeof the poll, once again joined hands to destabilize theBJP-led government, he alleged.

Huge amount of cash, "accumulated through scandalsafflicting the state in earlier regime", were being spent toensure the defeat of Munda, Kale charged.

He claimed that Munda, who had represented Kharswanseat in Saraikela-Kharswan district thrice in a row since 1995before he resigned after he won Lok Sabha polls fromJamshedpur Parliamentary seat in the last election, will winthe by-poll with record margin.

Highlighting the ''achievements'' of Munda governmentduring a short span of five months, he said successful conductof panchayat polls after 32 years and the commitment toorganize the 34th National Games were major achievements ofthe government.

While in past frequent postponement of National Gamesearned a bad name for Jharkhand, the state was losing hugecentral grant for not holding panchayat poll for over threedecades.

"Now, the panchayat polls are over and powerdecentralization process on fast track whereas the countdownfor the national began with ten days left for itscommencement," he said.

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