Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Sunday said that the party will perform well at all four constituencies where polling was held on Saturday. At the same time, it claimed that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government will be ousted from the State this year.
Addressing a press meet on Sunday JMM General Secretary, Supriyo Bhattacharya said that out of total 13 seats where polling was held on Saturday, the Grand Alliance — under which JMM is contesting the State Assembly elections with Congress and
former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)— will bag 11 seats.
At one or two seats the alliance candidates can be defeated by other parties, but not by BJP because the people of the State do not buy the claim of the party that it has ended extremism from the State, he added.
“Voting trend of first phase of polling displayed victory for the Grand Alliance candidates and it will continue till fifth phase. People of the State voted against misrule of BJP Government as the State Government has done nothing in providing basic amenities like electricity, roads, better education facility and health services,” said Bhattacharya.
The party General Secretary also said that voters have voted against false statements given by BJP leaders on extremism that they have ended it from the State in last five years but the fact is that the flurry of incidents revealed the truth that extremism is prevailing in the State.
Bhattacharya said that from the first phase of polling for the State Assembly ‘Raghubar Hatao Jharkhand Bachao’ (Remove Raghubar save Jharkhand) drive started.
“A problem can’t be solved on gun point. The State Government thinks that it ended extremism by putting pressure over it but what happened in Khunti where the Government had booked a large numbers of people under sedition charges?” asked Bhattacharya.