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Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led HAM expected to join NDA

With Assembly elections slated to be held in October-November this year in Bihar, former Chief Minister

Jitan Ram Manjhi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2020 9:08 AM GMT

PATNA: With Assembly elections slated to be held in October-November this year in Bihar, former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha - Secular (HAM-S) is likely to become a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) soon.

As per sources, Manjhi is expected to formally announce the development on Sunday.

Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) quit the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) on August 20. Since then, there was speculation that he might merge his party with Janta Dal-United (JD-U). Manjhi also met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday.

Sources further said Manjhi also looked for a tie-up with the 'third front'. He has also met leaders of other political parties like Pappu Yadav of Jan Adhikaar Party (JAP) and Mukesh Sahani-led Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) but apparently the existence of the third front seems to be very difficult in the current scenario.

A party insider believes that HAM will bag 9 to 12 seats as an alliance partner out of 243 seats in Bihar Assembly polls. (IANS)

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