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Congress and JMM announce alliance, Hemant to be CM face

“The decision about seat sharing in the state got impacted as RJD chief Lalu Yadav is in jail. They have some demands and we will resolve those after consultation with Lalu Yadav,”

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Rahul Gandhi meets Hemant Soren JMM

Ranchi, Nov 8 : The Congress on Friday announced that it will be contesting the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly polls in alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

In a joint press conference here, Congress Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh and JMM executive president Hemant Soren announced the seat sharing formula also.

“JMM, Congress and RJD will fight on 43, 31 and 7 seats respectively,” said Singh. “Hemant Soren will lead the alliance and will be the face of the Chief Minister. He had led the alliance as Chief Minister in the past as well.”

Despite being in Ranchi, RJD president Lalu Yadav’s eldest son Tejashwi Yadav stayed away from the press conference. Yadav had met Hemant Soren on Thursday night in Ranchi. Sources in the RJD said that the party wanted to fight on more seats.

“The decision about seat sharing in the state got impacted as RJD chief Lalu Yadav is in jail. They have some demands and we will resolve those after consultation with Lalu Yadav,” Hemant Soren said.

Singh said, “Many questions were raised on the Congress-JMM alliance, now we have announced that we will contest the elections together. We also answered the leadership question by announcing Hemant Soren as the Chief Ministerial candidate.”

He added that there would be no friendly fight among the alliance partners.

But the grand alliance partners seem to be sharing an uneasy relationship as earlier Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) president Babulal Marandi announced to contest the polls on all 81 Assembly seats and now the RJD is also not happy with the seat sharing formula announced by the Congress and JMM. The Left will also be fielding its candidates in the Assembly polls.

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Rajinikanth: Tamil Nadu people to perform miracle in Assembly polls

Haasan and Rajinikanth, the two Tamil movie megastars with political ambitions, had recently said they could join hands if needed.

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Chennai, Nov 21 : Tamil actor Rajinikanth on Thursday said people of Tamil Nadu will perform a miracle in the 2021 Assembly elections.

Speaking to reporters here the actor said the Tamil Nadu people will 100 per cent perform a miracle in the 2021 Assembly elections.

Queried who will be the Chief Ministerial candidate if he and actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan join hands and contest the polls, Rajinikanth said that will be decided after he floats a political party and discussions with his partymen.

Haasan and Rajinikanth, the two Tamil movie megastars with political ambitions, had recently said they could join hands if needed.

While Haasan has floated a party called the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), Rajinikanth has announced his intentions to launch a political party and contest all the 234 Assembly seats in the state as and when the polls are announced.

Speaking to reporters at the airport Haasan said, he and Rajinikanth were friends for a long time and if needed they would join hands for the welfare of Tamil Nadu.

Speaking to reporters later, Rajinikanth echoed Haasan.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka PM

The development comes a day after his predecessor and leader of the former ruling United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned from the post.

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Colombo, Nov 21 : Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the island country’s 23rd Prime Minister in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat here on Thursday.

Rajapaksa, who served as the Sri Lankan President from 2005 to 2015, will lead the government’s caretaker cabinet until the general election, the Sunday Times reported.

The development comes a day after his predecessor and leader of the former ruling United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned from the post.

Wickremesinghe tendered his resignation after his party’s presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa lost last Saturday’s presidential election.

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Strong earthquake shakes northern Thailand, Laos

TV footage showed cracks on the wall of a 500-year-old temple hall in Nan.

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Bangkok, Nov 21 : An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday. The Thai TV images showed collapsed roof from make-shift houses in Nan Province.

Director-General of the Thai Meteorological Department Somsak Khawsuwan said over 100 small and large tremors occurred in neighbouring Laos since 11 p.m. local time on November 20, Xinhua reported.

Somsak also said the major quake was recorded at 6.50 a.m. on Thursday.

School were ordered to shut down.

TV footage showed cracks on the wall of a 500-year-old temple hall in Nan.

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