RCB beat CSK by 1 run in 39th match of IPL-12, Dhoni scores unbeaten 84 with 7 sixes

RCB beat CSK by 1 run in 39th match of IPL-12, Dhoni scores unbeaten 84 with 7 sixes

Speed Post News Network Patna : Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 1 run in the 39th match of IPL-12 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka, on April More »

Bhojpur SP orders probe into Mukhia’s complaint against SHO, Charpokhri PS

Bhojpur SP orders probe into Mukhia’s complaint against SHO, Charpokhri PS

Kumar Rajiv Nayan Ara : Bhojpur SP Aditya Kumar taken serious note of the complaint of Mukhia, Thakuri Panchayat under Charpokhari block, Uma Devi against Station House Officer (SHO), Charpokhari police station More »

Saharsa DM, SP exhort voters to participate in poll process in big way

Saharsa DM, SP exhort voters to participate in poll process in big way

  B N Singh ‘Pappan’ Saharsa : Saharsa DM Shailja Sharma and SP Rakesh Kumar on April 21, 2019, staged a roadshow at Saharsa with police and para-military forces on April 21, More »

Police arrest 8 bike lifters in Buxar, seize 4 stolen bikes

Police arrest 8 bike lifters in Buxar, seize 4 stolen bikes

Kumar Rajiv Nayan Buxar : Police on April 21, 2019, arrested eight members of an inter-state gang of bike lifters near Dakhina and Mathia Kali temple under Koransarai police station in Buxar More »

PM Modi speaks to President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

PM Modi speaks to President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in  telephonic conversations with the President and Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, conveyed heartfelt condolences on More »

Man injured in Semaria clash in Bhojpur dies at PMCH

Man injured in Semaria clash in Bhojpur dies at PMCH

Kumar Rajiv Nayan Ara : Juguni Sah alias Jitendra Sah, 45,  son of late Paras Sah and husband of Poonam Devi, Member, Ward No 5, who was injured in a violent clash More »

 

Koderma set to witness triangular contest

Shashank Shekhar

Ranchi ( Jharkhand) :  One of the smallest parliamentary constituency (PC)  of Jharkhand, ‘Koderma, comprising six assembly segments located in three districts : Giridih, Hazaribagh, and Koderma, is set to witness  a fierce triangular contest among  former chief minister Babulal Marandi (JVM),  former senior Jharkhand RJD minister  Annapurna Devi, who recently switched over to the BJP,  and  senior CPI (ML) leader Raj Kumar Yadav who is no pushover in this election. The six assembly segments under Koderma PC are : Koderma, Barkathha, Dhanwar, Bagodar, Jamua, and Gandey.

With 17.79 lakhs plus voters under its fold, Koderma has always been regarded  as strong bastion of the BJP whose candidate Ravindra Rai, who has been denied ticket this time,  had won this seat in 2014 LS polls by more than 98,000 votes defeating CPI(ML) candidate Raj Kumar Yadav while JMM candidate  Pranav Verma  was relegated to the third position. Ravindra Rai had polled  3.65 lakh votes was elected MP for the first time in 2014. Babulal  has been elected from this seat  twice  while Raj Kumar Yadav finished a close second twice from the seat.

Dominated by Yadav, Muslim and Mahtos, who account for 6.50 lakh votes, Koderma PC  also nests  1.50 lakh Bhumihars and  2 lakhs tribal and schedule caste besides  mixed population.

As Babulal Marandi is Mahagathbandan candidate and Ravindra Rai ( Bhumihar) has been denied  ticket, the former is hopeful of polling  most of the votes of Muslim, tribal, OBC, schedule caste and  even Bhumihar along with  good support  of Yadavs.

BJP candidate  Annapurna Devi  is heavily banking on BJP wave besides  Mahtos who have always been supporters of saffron party along  with  urban voters and youth besides Yadavs.

Raj Kumar Yadav is again banking on  his party cadre voters besides Yadavs which fetched him more than 2.65 lakh votes in 2014 election.

Annapurna Devi takes credit for  several developmental  works and projects  that have come up in Koderma including commissioning of  Koderma thermal plant  besides running of train services between Koderma and Hazaribagh along with  construction of good roads. “ I am known for my honest work in politics and joined the BJP seeing the good work done by PM Narendra Modi and the state government,” she said, adding at present 5 of the 6 MLAs  under Koderma  PCt are from BJP whose supporters are with her.  ” I don’t see any reason why I should not win this seat,” stated Annapurna Devi while talking to the reporter.

Refuting the claims of  Annapurna Devi, CPI(ML) candidate  Raj Kumar Yadav said that if the saffron party was so confident of  doing very good work why did it change  its sitting MP and gave ticket  to a turncoat who was with RJD. “ Look  infighting in BJP over Annapurna’s candidature  is known to all and as I have always stood by the people of Koderma, I don’t see  Annapurna cutting much ice here,” Yadav asserted.

While talking to the reporter , Babulal Marandi said that tall promises  were made by the BJPbut it has failed on all the fronts. “When I left BJP, I contested  this seat as an Independent and won the seat by a handsome margin and now Congress, RJD, JMM,  and JVM are contesting together and so I am sure to win this seat,” claimed  Marandi.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *