Two Jharkhand parties merge with Trinamool
Two political parties that have two members each in the Jharkhand assembly merged with the Trinamool Congress in Ranchi on Monday. The Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) with its MLA Bandhu Tirkey and the Rastriya Kalyan Pakshya (RKP) with its MLA Chamra Linda merged with the TMC in presence of its general secretary Mukul Roy, former railway minister. ‘With the merger of two recognised political parties having their MLAs, the TMC now has presence in the Jharkhand assembly,’ Roy said. Along with Congress and RJD, both MLAs are currently supporting the ruling Hemant Soren government in the state.