Ranchi: In order to select party candidate for the Rajya Sabha re-polls scheduled for May 3, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s core committee and legislative party meeting was held at the residence of party president Shibu Soren. The JMM president has been authorized to select candidate for the Upper House polls.

Interestingly, eight party MLAs including three ministers did not participate in the meeting. JMM legislative party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren claimed that some MLAs could not attend the meeting due to their hectic schedule. On being asked about the RS candidate, Hemant said, Guruji will take decision in this regard.

In JMM’s working committee meeting to be held on April 28, the party is likely to discuss the MLAs, who were the proposors for independent candidate RK Agarwal.