Two allies BJP and AJSU are going to contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in unity while and another ally JD(U) is expected to fight and put up its candidates against them.
The unity of the BJP and All Jharkhand Students Union was visible on September 12 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visited Ranchi and AJSU president Sudhesh Mahato was spotted on the dais with him."There is no doubt of our alliance", says Mahato.
Alongside, in its bid to spread its wing in Jharkhand, JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who had landed in the state capital of Jharkhand early this week has appointed tribal leader Salkhan Murmu as party's state unit president. The Election Commission has not given permission to use its electoral symbol of an arrow and instead sanctioned a separate symbol tractor in Jharkhand.
To promote tractor symbol, Murmu has already informed partymen and billboards are being designed by the printing press in the state capital of Jharkhand. Asked how many seats JD(U) will contest in Jharkhand where it had zero number in 81 member Assembly, Murmu replied: "As many seats as possible."
Responding to the ally JD(U)'s move, BJP state unit president Laxman Gilua said: "this will not adversely affect our party."However, he added that BJP will welcome JD(U) if it joins NDA without any condition."Wait and watch", he Gilua said.