Jamshedpur : The JMM East Singhbhum district committee today announced to lend its support to Niroop Mahanty’s candidature.
The district panel recommended the name Mahanty, a former Tata Steel executive, to the central leadership.
The JMM central committee had asked the district unit to recommend Mahanty’s name following which the district unit agreed to show a united face over his candidature.
“We are not at all objected to his candidature. We have resolved to support Mahanty from Jamshedpur,” said JMM district committee president Ramesh Hansda after a meeting at party office in Uliyan today. He added Mahanty’s name has been recommended for the Jamshedpur seat.
He stated that party supremo Shibu Soren had asked them to back Mahanty. “We respect our party’s decision and will make sure that our candidate wins in the election,” Hansda noted.
Insiders informed that the JMM’s district unit was against Mahanty’s accepting membership of JMM. However, it agreed to follow dictates from party high command and subsequently proposed Niroop candidate for the Jamshedpur seat.
Mahanty, who was also present at the meeting, rubbished the reports that there was any dissatisfaction over his candidature. “I am happy to be a part of JMM and will remain in the partyI belong to the city and give my best,” he added. Mahanty also addressed party workers at Agrico ground.