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Jharkhand: Congress to join hands with RJD, JDU after alliance with JMM breaks ahead of elections

Oct 31, 2014 01:14 PM IST Politics Politics

Ranchi: Alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has collapsed in the run-up to Assembly elections in the state.

Congress will now join hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United), said party general secretary B K Hariprasad.

Hints of a break-up were visible on October 27 when several leaders of the Jharkhand PCC who attended the party's extended Working Committee meeting resented contesting the assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

The over a year long alliance between Congress and JMM reportedly broke following differences between the parties over seat sharing.

In the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly the BJP has 17 seats, JMM-15, Congress Party-12, RJD-5, JVM [P]-6, AJSU-6, RJD-5, JD-U-2, TMC-2, CPI-ML-2 and Independents-5.

The five-phase elections to Jharkhand Assembly will go to polls starting November 25.

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