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Hemant Soren meets Lalu, says will fight Bihar polls together

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
September 12, 2020 20:50 IST
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren met Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi Saturday and said they will fight Bihar polls together.


IMAGE: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren comes out from the director's Bungalow of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) after meeting RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Ranchi, on Saturday. Photograph: ANI Photo

Soren spent more than an hour with Prasad at RIMS Director's bungalow, where the RJD leader is staying.

Coming out of the RIMS, Soren told reporters, 'we will fight Bihar elections together'.

He said the former Bihar chief minister's health is better now.

RJD is a partner in the coalition government headed by Soren in Jharkhand.

Besides Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Congress is also part of the government in the state.

Asked on how many seats the JMM will field its candidates in Bihar where polls are due in October-November, Soren said 'wait for some more time to know who will enter the poll fray from where'.

It may be noted that JMM had recently demanded 12 seats in Bihar under Grand Alliance.

But, the RJD which heads the opposition grouping there, had indicated that it would spare not more than 2-3 seats to the Jharkhand based regional party.

The Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar consists of RJD, Congress, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party of former union minister Upendra
Kushwaha and Vikassheel Insaan Party of Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni.

The RJD supremo who is convicted in four cases of multi crore rupees fodder scam in Bihar is lodged in jail in Ranchi.

On health ground he was shifted to RIMS. Recently in the wake of his attendants testing positive, Prasad was moved to the Director's bungalow from the private ward of the state-run hospital.

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