An official informed that Vidyut Baran Mahto is fighting for the Jamshedpur seat on a BJP ticket. Mahto is the second JMM legislator to quit after Hemlal Murmu resigned on Friday.

The resignations follow Speaker Shashak Shekhar Bhokta's notice to two JMM legislators, who were fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party as nominees in the Lok Sabha polls.

Both Murmu and Mahto have joined the BJP and are party candidates for the Rajmahal and Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seats respectively.

Chandra Shekhar Dubey, who is Trinamool Congress candidate from Dhanbad also quit membership of the Jharkhand Assembly.

After the exit of three legislators, the strength of Jharkhand Assembly has been reduced from 82 to 79.

(Agencies)

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