Manjhi’s HAM releases second list

Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Admitting differences with the BJP over seat sharing, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM party on Sunday released its second list of seven candidates for the Bihar elections.

Former MP Lovely Anand features in the list.

“There are some differences with the BJP over three seats but we hope it will be sorted out,” Manjhi told mediapersons.

Manjhi had earlier announced the first list of 13 candidates.

In the second list, Lovely Anand, former MP and wife of jailed leader Anand Mohan, will contest from Sheohar, Salim Ali from Bela Ganj, Nutan Paswan from Masaurih, Mukesh Kumar from Sherghati, Jeba Khatoon from Jokihat, Naresh Shah from Sheikhpura and Manju Devi from Sinheshswar.

Manjhi said he will request Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah to field rebel JD-U legislator Poonam Devi from Digha constituency in Patna.

“The BJP has promised to give party symbol to five HAM candidates but it has not happened yet,” a senior HAM leader said after the BJP released its second list of candidates on Saturday.

Manjhi’s Hindustan Awami Morcha is a part of the BJP-led NDA coalition in Bihar.

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