Ranchi, Oct. 23: Left parties in Jharkhand have decided to fight the Assembly elections jointly.
Former MP and CPI leader Bhubaneswar Mehta said that the Left parties were also in talks with the RJD for a tie-up. They, however, will maintain distance from the Congress, the BJP and their possible allies.
“We have discussed the matter among ourselves and have decided to join hands for the Assembly elections. Talks on seat-sharing are going on,” said Mehta at a news meet. He added that the CPI might contest from 15 seats.
Mehta also clarified that if the RJD wanted to enter into an alliance with the Congress, they will have nothing to do with the former.