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Ready for poll but not mid-term: Jharkhand Cong

Written by: Staff

Daltonganj, Jul 3 (UNI) Jharkhand Congress President Paradip Balmuchu today made it clear that the party does not favour mid-term poll in the state keeping in mind the resultant financial burden imposed on the poor.

But, it is ready to fight the battle under forced circumstances.

However, Mr Balmuchu criticised the Arjun Munda government for not holding Panchayat polls and threatened to launch a stir if their demands were ignored.

Mr Balmuchu told newsmen here that the party was ready for the mid-term assembly polls but that would add to the misery of the common people.

Referring to the coming by-election to Koderma and Palamu Parliamentary seats, he said the party would field their nominees.

The by-poll in Koderma was necessitated following Babulal Marandi's resignation from the Lok Sabha last month while Manoj Kumar of RJD, MP from Palamu, had to lose his membership from the Parliament in the wake of 'bribe for question' scam a few months back.

Mr Balmuchu said the RJD had lost its crebility in Palamu and the party was in favour of fighting the seat alone if Mr Sibu Soren (JMM) did not extend support to the RJD in the poll.

Expressing concern over the spurt in anti-social activities in Palamu, the Congress leader alleged that the adminstration was sitting idle.

He alleged links existed between people in power and anti-socials.

Talking about Jharkhand Vikash Manch president Babulal Marandi, he said the leader was yet to make his polities clear and then only the Congress might think about an allignment.


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