The Hindustani Awam Morcha on 20 August, severed ties with the Grand Alliance after spending two-and-a-half years within the Opposition coalition

Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led HAM(S) will join the NDA forward of the Bihar elections, a party spokesperson mentioned on Wednesday.

The official announcement on this regard might be made by Manjhi on Thursday, mentioned spokesperson Danish Rizwan.

The Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) won’t merge with any party, somewhat it will likely be part of the NDA within the Bihar elections that’s due in October-November, he asserted.

HAM(S) nationwide president Jitan Ram Manjhi will formally announce the party changing into part of the NDA in Bihar on 3 September, Rizwan mentioned.

The variety of seats the party will get to contest within the upcoming elections was by no means a problem for it because the HAM(S) will join the NDA for the state’s growth, he mentioned.

The party is firmly standing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his or her growth works, he added.

Manjhi had on 20 August severed ties with the Grand Alliance after spending two-and-a-half years within the Opposition coalition, comprising of RJD, Congress, RLSP and Bollywood set designer-turned-politician Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasshil Insaan Party (VIP).

The HAM(S) chief had additionally postponed a gathering scheduled on Wednesday with some non-NDA and non-Grand Alliance events, together with the Jan Adhikar Party of former MP Pappu Yadav, to talk about the technique for the elections.

Manjhi met the chief minister final Thursday and believed to have held talks on seat sharing.

The HAM(S) desires to contest 15-20 seats, principally within the Magadh area to which Manjhi belongs. But the JD(U) is keen to depart for it 10-12 seats, in accordance to stories.

Manjhi is the lone member of his party within the Assembly. But, his induction would assist the NDA’s outreach to Dalits, significantly apart from Paswans which is the help base of the LJP.

Dalits in Bihar are over 16 p.c of the voters and about 40 seats within the 243-member home are reserved for them.

Manjhi had stop the JD(U) in 2015 after being compelled to step down because the chief minister to make manner for the return of Kumar.

Later, he fashioned the HAM(S) and contested 21 seats within the 2015 Bihar meeting elections as an NDA constituent. With the return of Kumar to the NDA in July 2017, he walked out of it to join arms with the Opposition grouping.

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