New Delhi: On the request of its ally Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to reconsider its decision to abstain from voting for biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha to ensure the victory of JMM candidate, Sanjiv Kumar.

JMM leader and Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren met senior BJP leaders at the national capital over the issue. However, BJP leaders expressed unhappiness that despite having more BJP MLAs in the alliance, the JMM was not ready to extend support to the saffron party candidate in the RS polls.

Soren junior requested BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely to support the official candidate of the JMM .Senior BJP leaders gave their node in this regard following an informal discussion .

Given the stability of the alliance government and future politics, the BJP leaders decided to reconsider its decision to abstain from voting in the Upper House polls. But the party expressed concerns over the possible horse trading in Jharkhand.

Earlier, the BJP had vented ire over its decision to support NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra who had filed nomination for the RS polls as an independent candidate. After political bickering among the senior BJP leaders in the party meeting, Mishra had to withdraw his nomination paper. However, the damage had been already done. Mishra cast a slur on several senior BJP leaders including Murli Manohar Joshi and Arun Jaitley.