Bihar Assembly Poll: Jitan Ram Manjhi postpones meeting amid indications of return to NDA..

The HAM chief had invited some non-NDA and non-Grand Alliance parties, including Jan Adhikar Party of former MP Pappu Yadav, to discuss the strategy for the Bihar elections that is due in October-November.

Patna: The Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) on Monday postponed a meeting of the proposed Third Front called by its president Jitan Ram Manjhi to discuss the strategy for the Bihar polls, amid clear indications of its return to the NDA. he meeting that was scheduled on Wednesday has been put off, a party statement said.

The HAM chief had invited some non-NDA and non-Grand Alliance parties, including Jan Adhikar Party of former MP Pappu Yadav, to discuss the strategy for the Bihar elections that is due in October-November.

Sources in the HAM said that after severing ties with the RJD-led Grand Alliance, Manjhi has been weighing options before “by and large” deciding to join the NDA, comprising of the JD(U), BJP and LJP.

Talks were earlier held even with Asaduddin Owaisi- headed AIMIM, which after winning the Kishanganj bypoll in 2019 is preparing to field a substantial number of candidates in the Seemanchal area that has a large minority population.

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