JMM led by Hemant Soren retains strength in Assembly

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00204_191670By emerging as the second largest party,Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will move from the ruling to the opposition camp in Jharkhand soon.

Despite the assault put up by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had exhorted the electorates to defeat the father(Shibu Soren)and son( Chief Minister Hemant Soren) duo,JMM had secured 18 seats-the number it had won in 2009 – for itself.

In 2009,Shibu Soren had led the party.This time,JMM was led by his son Hemant who campaigned from one assembly constituency to another.Most urban and rural areas in the state carried the posters and banners of his party.

However,Hemant lost Dumka seat only to win Barhait by defeating his own party’s leader Hemlal Murmu who had joined BJP to contest the poll on its ticket.

“The entire Delhi,Mumbai based groups and parties led by Modiji had campaigned against the party.But JMM led by Hemantji not only overcame anti incumbency,but also managed to retain its strength”,said Denu Lakra,a JMM worker,who is a school teacher.

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