D-U to contest all assembly seats in Jharkhand

Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U president Nitish Kumar has given the go-ahead to the party's Jharkhand unit to contest the Assembly polls in that state on its own.

A team of Jharkhand JD-U leaders recently met Niitish Kumar at his official residence here and it was decided that the party would contest all seats in the 82-member (one nominated) Jharkhand Assembly.

Jharkhand JD-U state president Salkhan Murmu said the party would organise a big conference in Ranchi on August 25. "While all parties, including the BJP, have failed to fulfil the promises made to the people of Jharkhand, the JD-U will deliver on its promises," said Murmu.

In Bihar, the JD-U is a part of the BJP-led NDA.

--IANS

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