Patna, March 6: Bihar former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who had bite the dust in 2015 Bihar assembly elections, is all set to flex its muscles in upcoming West Bengal assembly elections.
Manjhi made the announcement during a press conference at his residence on Saturday, March 5.
He said that some of the sizeable parties in Bengal want to merge with his newly-launched political outfit Hindustani Awami Morcha (HAM), while adding that he will soon approach Election Commission to register his party's name in Bengal polls. [5 states assembly election dates announced; poll results to be declared on May 19]
He also said that his party will soon decide that on how many seats it would contest. He also informed that a decision will be finalised soon whether his party will sound the poll bugle alone or he will forge pre-poll alliance with any parties.
Manjhi, who had formed alliance with BJP-Led NDA in Bihar, said that his party also aims to contest in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Meanwhile, JD(U) is also planning to contest assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala and Assam.