Ranchi: The by-elections for the Jamshedpur parliamentary seat will witness an intriguing battle amongst three allies of the ruling alliance at Jharkhand. With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) unwilling to budge from their stand, all three parties will be fielding their candidates from the seat.

BJP has already claimed to contest by-election of Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency which was vacated by Chief Minister Arjun Munda. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is also in the fray by naming Sudhir Mahato as its candidate, who will file his nomination on June 14.

On basis of the overwhelming public support it is enjoying in state, AJSU too has thrown its hat in the ring. Jharkhand BJP election committee has told Arjum Munda to persuade JMM and AJSU over the issue. Soon after his arrival from US, Munda met JMM supremo Shibu Shoren to persuade not to field his candidate in by-election.
 
Citing the party pressure and political demand, Shoren turned down CM’s request to withdraw party candidate from Jamshedpur seat.

Deputy CM and AJSU chief Sudesh Mahato visited CM residence to keep his views on this issue. He said at a time when JMM has declared the name of candidate, it is impossible for him to explain the party workers the reasons behind maintaining distance from the by-election.

JPN/Bureau