Opposition alliance announces seat-sharing for Jharkhand polls

Opposition alliance announces seat-sharing for Jharkhand polls Ranchi, Nov 8 (PTI) The opposition alliance on Fridaydeclared seat-sharing arrangement for the Jharkhand Assemblypolls as per which the JMM will contest 43 seats, Cong 31 andRJD in seven constituencies.

This was announced by AICC in-charge R P N Singh at apress conference here along with JMM working president HemantSoren.

There was nobody from the RJD at the press meet.

But, Hemant Soren told reporters that the seat-sharinghas been finalised after consulting RJD president Lalu Prasad.

The Congress leader said that the opposition will contestthe election under JMM leadership with Hemant Soren as it'schief ministerial candidate.

Singh said there will be no friendly contest and anybodyfighting against the official candidate will face action bythe respective parties.

Jharkhand will see five-phase polling to the 81 seatsbetween November 30 and December 20 with counting slated onDecember 23. PTI PVRSNS SNS