Prez polls: JMM meeting on candidate inconclusive; Soren to meet Shah


Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will soon visit New Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discuss “certain grievances” as the JMM meeting called to decide on a presidential candidate remained inconclusive on Saturday, party sources said.

The development comes in the backdrop of NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu calling up Soren to seek JMMs support in the July 18 polls.

The meeting of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) parliamentarians and legislators was held at the chief ministers residence under the chairmanship of party supremo Shibu Soren.

But no decision on supporting a candidate was taken in the meeting.


“The chief minister will soon visit New Delhi and meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah. We have some grievances that will be discussed with him. Then, we will take decision on supporting a presidential candidate,” JMM MLA Nalin Soren told reporters after the meeting.

Party spokesperson Supriyo Bhattacharya said various issues including the presidential election and the political situation in the country were discussed during the meeting.

“The decision regarding supporting a presidential candidate has not been taken yet. When the time comes, we will declare it,” Bhattacharya told

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