Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 | Last Update : 08:43 PM IST

180th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra118801585793332216 Andhra Pradesh6177765307115302 Tamil Nadu5364774812738751 Karnataka5113454048417922 Uttar Pradesh3362942632884771 Delhi2347011981034877 West Bengal2155801870614183 Telangana1713061397001033 Odisha167161133466722 Bihar164224149722855 Assam150349121610528 Kerala12221687341490 Gujarat119088999083271 Rajasthan109088906851293 Haryana103773816901069 Madhya Pradesh97906743981877 Punjab90032658182646 Chhatisgarh7777541111628 Jharkhand6710052807590 Jammu and Kashmir5971138521951 Uttarakhand3713924810460 Goa2678320844327 Puducherry2142816253431 Tripura2069612956222 Himachal Pradesh11190691997 Chandigarh92566062106 Manipur8430653951 Arunachal Pradesh6851496713 Nagaland5306407910 Meghalaya4356234232 Sikkim2119178923 Mizoram15069490
  India   All India  27 Dec 2019  Jitan Ram Manjhi, Owaisi set to hold joint rally against CAA, NRC

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Owaisi set to hold joint rally against CAA, NRC

THE ASIAN AGE. | NAYEAR AZAD
Published : Dec 27, 2019, 2:38 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2019, 2:38 am IST

AIMIM state unit sources said that “Jitan Ram Manjhi will also be sharing the dais with Asaduddin Owaisi against the CAA and NRC”.

HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi (Photo: PTI/File)
 HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi (Photo: PTI/File)

Patna: HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has decided to extend his party’s support to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who is planning to hold a rally against the CAA, NRC and NPR on December 29 in Muslim-dominated Kishanganj.

AIMIM state unit sources said that “Jitan Ram Manjhi will also be sharing the dais with Asaduddin Owaisi against the CAA and NRC”.

 

Mr Manjhi’s decision has created a flutter in state politics. Sources claim that Manjhi, who is currently a part of the RJD-Congress-led grand alliance in Bihar is looking for an option to form a third front ahead of the Bihar polls scheduled in October-November 2020.

The decision is also being seen as a major setback for the RJD and Congress as both parties have been trying to expand their voter base in Bihar after the resounding victory in Jharkhand.

However, when asked whether Jitan Ram Manjhi was hinting at forming a new political front in Bihar by holding a joint rally with Mr Owaisi, HAM spokesperson Danish Rizwan said, “In politics, possibilities are always there but this rally has nothing to do with the formation of a third front in Bihar ahead of Assembly elections”.

 

According to an assessment, the Seemanchal region which comprises Katihar, Purnea and Kishanganj, accounts for more than 40 per cent of the minority population.

Mr Manjhi, who is considered one of the strong Mahadalit leaders in Bihar, has a major stake in the musahar community.

Tags: jitan ram manjhi, asaduddin owaisi