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BJP having edge in Jharkhand: Shahnawaz

patna Updated: Nov 04, 2009 19:16 IST

Slamming the Congress and RJD for supporting the erstwhile Jharkhand ministry led by Madhu Koda, now under scanner of the income tax department, senior BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday said the party has an edge over other parties in that state.

"The Congress and RJD are equally responsible for backing Madhu Koda, now under I-T scanner.... Had these two parties not supported Koda, he would not have been the CM of that state," Hussain told reporters in Patna.

"The BJP has an edge over rest of the parties in Jharkhand. It is all set to form its government to rid the state of corruption, naxalism and other ills by providing clean administration," Hussain claimed.

The BJP leader said the party has released a list of 55 candidates for Jharkhand Assembly polls and hoped that the differences over seat sharing with JD (U) would be sorted out as talks regarding the issue were underway between senior party leaders and JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.