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Political parties gearing up for elections in Jharkhand

With Home Minister P Chidambaram hinting at elections in Jharkhand, currently under President's Rule, after the monsoons, political parties like Congress and JMM have started gearing up.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2009 15:56 IST

With Home Minister P Chidambaram hinting at elections in Jharkhand, currently under President's Rule, after the monsoons, political parties like Congress and JMM have started gearing up.

"PCC President Pradeep Kumar Balmachu has taken up a contact programme at the panchayat level. We have asked our leaders and partymen to speed up party programmes ahead of the impending assembly elections," PCC General Secretary Sailesh Kumar Sinha told PTI in Ranchi on Thursday.

Chidambaram told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that elections could be held in the state after the monsoons.

The party's Jharkhand affairs in-charge K Keshav Rao is scheduled to visit Ranchi in the first week of August, Sinha said.

JMM's organisational secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya said, "We will step up people-to-people contact." The state has been under President's rule since January 19 with the assembly being kept under suspension.