Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been requested by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to campaign for him in the West Bengal assembly elections and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will soon take a decision on this keeping in mind the purpose of pushing the BJP's electoral prospects. . A senior JMM leader said on 7 March.
Jharkhand has a coalition government with the JMM Congress and the Sonia Gandhi-led party have aligned with the BJP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) with the Left and the Indian Secular Front in West Bengal.
After the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena, Ms. Banerjee said last week that the TMC had support from the JMM and the Nationalist Congress Party for the assembly elections.
In West Bengal, being in neighboring states as communication with Ms. Banerjee continues, issues are discussed regularly, a senior JMM leader said on condition of anonymity.
“It was our demand that some areas of West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha should have been made part of Jharkhand as they were part of the agitation for the state, but the boundaries which were created in 2000, some areas were left out, “Said the leader.
“As a result, you will see that in the tea gardens of West Bengal, most of the people are from Jharkhand. Therefore, we have influence there.”
The JMM leader said that the TMC chief has asked the Chief Minister of Jharkhand to campaign for him.
The leader said that it would be decided soon by the party.
The leader said, “But the target is set that the BJP will be stressed there and the decision will be taken keeping this in mind.”
The JMM leader reprimanded the central government on various issues such as high fuel prices, agricultural laws and remedies to the farmers. The leader also alleged that cooperative federalism seems to have survived only in the name.
Significantly, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav also threw the weight of his party behind Ms. Banerjee and appealed to Biharis in West Bengal to rally behind the Chief Minister in the elections.
The RJD is also a part of the Jharkhand government headed by Hemant Soren.
The 294-member West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. Votes will be counted on 2 May.