Jolt to oppn as Left names nominees for 8 Jharkhand seats | India News

RANCHI: Fissures have appeared in INDIA bloc in Jharkhand, with Left parties announcing candidates in eight of the state’s total 14 Lok Sabha seats despite a tentative “seat-sharing plan” formulated by the alliance.
The move by CPI, CPM, CPI-ML and MCC comes amid claims that they find themselves “almost left out” in the “seat-sharing” contours drawn up so far.If the Left goes ahead and eventually contests in these eight seats, that will leave only six for the senior members of the INDIA bloc, JMM and Congress.
CPM state secretary Prakash Viplav and CPI’s Ajay Singh blamed JMM and Congress for not talking to them on seat-sharing. To complicate matters further, RJD, another INDIA ally, has demanded two seats, Palamu and Chatra, saying these are home to its traditional voters.
CPI has named candidates for four LS seats – Palamu, Lohardaga, Chatra and Dumka. CPM has fielded nominees in Rajmahal and Chatra. MCC has done so from Dhanbad. CPI-ML claims it has been assured of one seat, Koderma.

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