"We tied up with JVM as we want to contest the polls under the leadership of Babulal Marandi as he has a clean image and is experienced too," Trinamool Congress Jharkhand unit president Bandhu Tirkey said here.
    
He said seat adjustments would be done on phase-wise basis with two seats - Gumla and Manika - being allotted to the TMC for the first phase polling scheduled on November 25.
    
Tirkey, who came to prominence after leading a pro-domicile agitation in 2002-03, said the JVM has also allotted four more seats to Trinamool - Mandar, Khijri, Kanke and Torpa constituencies, going for polls in other phases.
    
However, JVM's principal general secretary Pradip Yadav said the party conceded only five seats – Mandar, Khijri, Kanke, Manika and Gumla.
    
Tirkey, who won from Mandar in the 2009 elections on a Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch ticket, joined the Trinamool along with the party, in March this year.
    
He lost the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year from Ranchi on a Trinamool ticket.
    
The five-phase Assembly elections in the state will be held between November 25 and December 20.

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