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Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JD(U) to support rebel Saryu Roy from Jamshedpur East

Singh, who said JD(U) is contesting the Jharkhand assembly elections on its own "with all its might", has withdrawn its prospective candidate from the Jamshedpur (East) to support Roy.

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Ranchi Published on: November 19, 2019 18:32 IST
JD(U) to support rebel Saryu Roy from Jamshedpur East seat in Jharkhand assembly polls

JD(U) to support rebel  Saryu Roy from Jamshedpur East seat in Jharkhand assembly polls

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh on Tuesday said the party will support former Jharkhand minister Saryu Roy, who is contesting as an Independent candidate against Chief Minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur (East) in the assembly elections. Singh, who said JD(U) is contesting the Jharkhand assembly elections on its own "with all its might", has withdrawn its prospective candidate from the Jamshedpur (East) to support Roy.

When asked whether Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will campaign for Roy, he said "if Roy requests."

A close associate of Kumar, Singh is Leader of JD(U) Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha.

Roy on Monday said his closeness with Bihar CM could be one of the reasons for BJP denying him the ticket.

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