BJP will contest all 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand: Arjun Munda

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Jamshedpur, Sept 20: BJP will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on its own in the 2014 general elections, former chief minister and senior party leader Arjun Munda said on Friday.

"We will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand but it has not yet been decided who will contest from which constituency," Munda said when asked whether he would contest from Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat.

Expressing confidence that BJP has bright prospects to improve its tally in the general elections next year, Munda said central leadership of the party has nominated Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate and party leaders and workers were engaged in strengthening his hands to form the next government.

Munda said people of the country wanted to see Narendra Modi as the next PM.

Munda said people of the country wanted to see Modi as the next prime minister and expected him to rein in the prevailing corruption, unemployment, internal and external security problems.

Referring to the demand of special status for Jharkhand, Munda said the state government should have placed its demand technically instead of issuing statements.

"It is easy to give statement than turning it into action," Munda said claiming that he had taken up the issue at a meeting of National Development Council during his tenure.

He, however, refused to comment on the performance of the Hemant Soren-led coalition government in the state. "We will wait for next three months before commenting on the performance of the incumbent government in Jharkhand," he said.

PTI

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