PATNA: JD(U) national president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar reached Ranchi to sound the bugle for Jharkhand assembly elections by addressing a party workers' meet in Dibdih area of the Jharkhand capital, on Saturday.
Assembly election in Jharkhand is due in the month of November-December this year. JD(U) has already declared to go alone in the coming assembly elections in the neighbouring state which has a BJP-led government.
“The workers’ meet will be held at a big hall in Dibdih area of Jharkhand capital. Around 2,000 active workers and office-bearers of JD(U) from across Jharkhand have reached Ranchi to hear Nitish Kumar and take a guidance from him on different socio-political issues especially the impending assembly elections,” JD(U) Jharkhand state president and former MP Salkhan Murmu told TOI over phone on Saturday.
Earlier, the workers’ meet was scheduled on August 25 at the same venue and Nitish Kumar had already finalized his Ranchi visit, but the programme was cancelled due to the sudden demise of former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi a day before.
Murmu also said, “With this crucial event, our national president will sound the bugle for assembly polls in Jharkhand. Nitish Kumar’s address to the party workers will boost up morale of all ‘Adivasi and Moolwasi’ (members of schedule tribes and original natives) of this mineral-rich state.”
JD(U) has decided to contest on its own from all 81 assembly seats in Jharkhand.
JD(U), at its national executive body meet held in Patna on June 9 this year, had decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections in four states of Delhi, Jharkhand, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir on its own, without being a part of NDA as like in Bihar.