Ranchi: State RJD president Gautam Sagar Rana said that his party will not withdraw their candidate on the Chatra Lok Sabha seat of Jharkhand despite the seat being allotted to the Congress party as part of Mahagathbandhan in Jharkhand. Addressing a press conference after launching the regional manifesto of RJD for Jharkhand he said that in Chatra the party was fighting against the BJP and was still hopeful that things can be worked out as tomorrow is the last day of withdrawal of the names on the seat. RJD has fielded Subhash Yadav on the seat while Congress has nominated its Barhi MLA Manoj Yadav to fight on the seat.
Mr Rana said that for the last one year his party had been preparing to fight on the Chatra seat and said that the party has also formed 50 member committee on all the booths of the seat. He said that talks are still on with the Congress party over the issue and till the very last moment efforts would be made so that RJD contests the seat.
On the other hand, pointing towards the 51 point manifesto which the party has specially prepared for Jharkhand he said that keeping in mind the backwardness of Palamu and Chatra district special package would be provided for these districts if Mahagathbandhan forms the next government. Interestingly RJD has fielded its candidates on Chatra and Palamu seat of Jharkhand, voting on these two seats will be held in the first phase of polls in Jharkhand on April 29. Tomorrow is the last date of withdrawal for nominations on these seats. As part of Mahagathbandhan RJD was only allotted the Palamu seat but the party has fielded its candidate on Chatra as part of a ‘friendly fight’.