Congress eyes 9 of 14 LS seats in Jharkhand | India News

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee has informed its national leadership that it wants to contest nine out of 14 parliamentary seats in the state in the LS elections. The proposal was put forward by PCC president Rajesh Thakur and Congress legislature party leader Alamgir Alam on Thursday during a meeting with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge in New Delhi to discuss preparations for the polls and Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress contested on seven seats and JMM on four, leaving the remaining seats to their allies, RJD and the now defunct JVM-P (of Babulal Marandi, who has returned to BJP). Congress and JMM won a seat each while the other two allies drew a blank. Congress sources said the state leaders informed the AICC leadership that the party must field its candidates in Ranchi, Khunti, Palamu, Singhbhum, Lohardaga, Dhanbad and Hazaribag seats which it had contested in 2019.

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