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LS elections Cong's first priority in Jharkhand: AICC

india Updated: Mar 02, 2009 19:14 IST
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Noting that President's rule in Jharkhand could not go on forever, the Congress on Monday said that Lok Sabha elections in the state was the party's first priority.

"Our first priority is the Lok Sabha elections. I have come here to take feedback from my partymen. But that does not mean that President's rule in the state will carry on for ever," AICC leader K Keshav Rao told a press conference in Ranchi.

Asked how many seats the Congress expected to fight in the state, the veteran Congress leader said it would depend on the feedback given by the PCC.

"We have to exchange views, whether it requires to look into the changed (political) scenario (in Jharkhand) again. We have to talk to the PCC and the RJD before we take any decision," he said.

Rao recently took over as the party's Jharkhand affairs in-charge from Union Minister Ajay Maken.

"We have never let down the JMM. The Congress always stands by moral and ethical politics. We will try to mollify JMM chief Shibu Soren," he said, adding that he could not meet the ailing leader as he was admitted in the AIIMS in New Delhi.

The state has been under President's Rule from January 19.