Talks on seat sharing in Jharkhand after Makar-Sankranti: RPN Singh

Former Union Minister and in-charge for party affairs in Jharkhand RPN Singh today said that after Makar-Sankranti, talks would be held regarding seat sharing in the Mahagathbandhan of the state.

Addressing a press conference at the JPCC headquarters here, he said doors are open for all the parties whether big or small who related with the thoughts of the Congress party. He said that the alliance is not for becoming the Chief Minister or capturing of power but is aimed at the benefit of the people.

When asked whether JMM would be the face of the grand alliance in Jharkhand, he said it for JMM to decided that whether it wants to enter into the alliance with Congress for the chair or for the like minded thought.

Mr Singh said, Congress president Rahul Gandhi was meeting different political parties who link with the thought of the party and said that a leader is always elected by the MLAs.

Mr Singh said, as part of the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections the party will be organizing five major rallies in all the five divisions of the state between January 14 to February 20 which would be held in Chandankiyari, Gumla, Deoghar, Palamu and Hazaribagh in which the issues of para teachers, land acquisitions, hunger deaths, lynching, unemployment, women atrocities, impact of GST and demonetization and rampant corruption would be raised and answers would be sought from the government.

He said, the party would also try to bring some central leaders into these rallies and also other big leaders from the different states.

On the performance of Chief Minister Raghubar Das who would be completing four years in office tomorrow, he maintained that the party would come out with an ‘Aarop Patra’ (allegation letter) pointing the failures and unfulfilled promises of the BJP.

Mr Singh said the victory of the party in the by-polls to the Kolibera seat of the Jharkhand Assembly was result of team work of the leaders and party workers and the victory has become an example for other parties to follow.

Those present on the occasion also included JPCC president Dr Ajay Kumar, former MPs Rameshwar Oraon and Pradeep Balmuchu and JPCC media incharge Rajesh Thakur.

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