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Jharkhand: JMM releases first list of candidates for Assembly poll

PTI 03 Nov 2014, 14:29:31 PM IST

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has released its first list of 28 candidates for the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly poll which will begin on November 25.

All ministers in the Hemant Soren government find their names in the first list released by JMM general secretary Suprio Bhattacharya.

Among other prominent candidates are Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta from Sarath and former minister Joba Manjhi from Manoharpur.

The party also nominated Chamra Linda, who joined the JMM from the Trinamool Congress recently, and Harinarain Rai, twice an independent MLA from Jarmundi. Rai was a minister in the erstwhile Madhu Koda government and is currently on bail in a disproportionate assets case.

Jharkhand Assembly has 81 seats.