Harendra Pratap, BJP in-charge of party affairs in Jharkhand, said BJP will certainly contest the Jamshedpur by-poll as it was a traditional seat of the party.
The by-election to the seat was necessitated after Munda, who won the seat with a record margin in the last general election but vacated after he was elected to the state assembly from his home assembly constituency Kharswan in adjoining Saraikela-Kharswan district in February last, to continue at the chief minister's post.
About JMM and AJSU party's claim to contest the seat, Pratap said in a democratic set up, every party has the right to contest election but will discuss the coalition partners to field a consensus candidate.
He said the party will meet on Friday June 10 at Ranchi and discuss about the candidate for the by-poll.
"We would only recommend the names of probable candidate for the by-poll but the central leadership would be the final authority to take a decision in this regard," he said.
Pratap denied any rift within the organisation on the issue and will fight the by-poll unitedly to retain the seat.
Earlier, JMM, a major alley in the Munda-led Jharkhand government, had resolved to contest the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha by-poll as it was their traditional seat.
JMM leaders had said there would not be any impact on the state government even if they contest the by-poll alongwith BJP.