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Wednesday , March 12 , 2014
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Marandi’s tips for partymen

Ranchi, March 11: JVM chief Babulal Marandi today came up with a simple formula to ensure the party’s success in the ensuing general elections — talk less, work more.

Also, Marandi advised his partymen to work towards mobilising voters belonging to Dalit, tribal and minority communities to counter the BJP, which is going to pose the biggest hurdle for the JVM in most of the constituencies.

Marandi was holding a meeting with party candidates of 11 seats, excluding three constituencies from Santhal Pargana, in Ranchi today. The JVM’s poll in-charges from the constituencies, prominent leaders, MLAs and other office-bearers also took part in the meeting.

During the meeting, the JVM leaders focussed on the party’s strengths and weaknesses in various pockets across the state and ways to plug the loopholes.

“We have never been in power, but always did our best to safeguard the interests of poor and marginalised. Every party worker is expected to adequately publicise party ideology and achievements of the Babulal Marandi government even though he was associated with the BJP at that time. After parting ways with the BJP, he has always been on the forefront to protect the minorities and weaker sections of society,” said JVM principal general secretary Pradip Yadav while talking to The Telegraph.

Further, the JVM leadership directed party booth committees to mobilise support in rural areas.

The party candidates and their election in-charges were asked to launch campaign for the elections with intensive three-day padyatras in their respective areas.

“Plans for the padyatras will be worked out by the candidates and their poll in-charges,” Yadav added.

Replying to another question, he said a massive rally would be held at Jamtara on March 13, while a party workers’ meeting would be held in Dumka on March 14.

“The names of the candidates for Dumka and Godda seats will be finalised after these events. We have adequate time. Elections in Dumka and Godda will be held on April 24. Our preparations are almost complete,” Yadav said.

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