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Jailed Jharkhand Ex-Chief Minister Hemant Soren Not To Contest From Dumka

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Ex-Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren jailed for not contesting Dumka

The BJP has already nominated Hemant Soren’s sister-in-law Sita Soren from Dumka (File)


The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Thursday nominated its Shikaripada legislator Nalin Soren for the Dumka Lok Sabha seat, making it clear that jailed former Prime Minister Hemant Soren will not contest from the constituency as speculated earlier.

The party also fielded its Tundi MLA Mathura Prasad Mahto from Giridih Lok Sabha seat.

“The party has decided to field Nalin Soren from Dumka seat and Mathura Prasad Mahto from Giridih,” a JMM leader said.

The BJP has already nominated Sita Soren, former JMM MLA and sister-in-law of Hemant Soren, from Dumka constituency reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

Notably, the saffron party had nominated sitting MP Sunil Soren from Dumka on March 2, but later withdrew his candidature to unseat Sita Soren from the seat.

Sunil Soren had defeated JMM president Shibu Soren in the 2019 polls by a margin of 47,590 votes.

Sita Soren, a three-term MLA and eldest daughter-in-law of JMM patriarch Shibu Soren, joined the BJP last month.

She alleged that she was “neglected by the JMM” and was in “isolation” after the death of her husband Durga Soren in 2009.

The Congress on March 27 announced the names of candidates for three Lok Sabha constituencies: Lohardaga, Khunti and Hazaribag.

Kalicharan Munda, Sukhdeo Bhagat and Jai Prakashbhai Patel will contest the elections in Khunti (ST), Lohardaga (ST) and Hazaribagh seats respectively.

According to INDIA bloc leaders, an initial seat-sharing agreement has been finalized for all fourteen Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.

As per the initial agreement, the Congress would contest from seven seats and the JMM from five seats. The RJD and CPI (ML) Liberation would field candidates on one seat each, they said.

The CPI(ML) Liberation on March 30 appointed three-time MLA from Bagodar seat Vinod Kumar Singh for Koderma Lok Sabha constituency in Jharkhand.

The BJP has announced candidates for 13 seats and left Giridih for the AJSU party.

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