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Premature to comment about vacating Jamshedpur seat, Munda

india Updated: Dec 04, 2010 21:18 IST
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Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Saturday said that it will be premature to comment anything about Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat, which he will have to vacate if he wins the by-election from Kharswan assembly constituency to enter Jharkhand assembly.

Asked about the claim being made by BJP as well as its ally, JMM for the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat in case he would vacate it to seek election from Kharswan assembly constituency Munda said, "I think it is premature to comment. Everything will be clear after one election," he said.

Earlier, BJP sitting MLA Mangal Singh Soy had resigned from the Kharswan seat recently to pave way for Munda to seek election from that seat.

Munda said that he will have to seek election within six months to enter the state assembly after he took over as chief minister following a consensus within BJP and its allies.

Hailing Soy’s initiative to vacate the seat for him, Munda said that such things was possibly in BJP as there are several dedicated workers and leaders to do the same.

To a query whether he will resign from the Lok Sabha before contesting the Kharswan assembly by-election, Munda said that there was no such precedent.

Asked about the several Memorandum of understanding signed during his previous regime, Munda said that the development works carried out during his regime was badly "derailed" during the last four years.

"I will review them and the losses suffered by various departments due to lack of initiative to follow up the development work by the previous government," he said.

The first phase of Panchayat election, which are being held after 32 years in Jharkhand, has been completed successfully and the five-phase poll will be completed by 24th December, Munda said.