Grand Alliance announcement after Holi: JMM
"The Grand Alliance announcement will take place after Holi in the presence of party chief Shibu Soren," the former Chief Minister told reporters in New Delhi.
The opposition parties have in principal agreed to form an alliance to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand.
The opposition parties which have joined hands include the JMM, the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik. The Communist Party of India has requested to be made part of the Grand Alliance.
Several rounds of talks have taken place among the leaders of the parties. There are at least three Lok Sabha constituencies -- Godda, Hazaribagh and Chaibasa -- on which more than one party is interested to fight the polls.
Jharkhand will vote in the last four phases of the seven-phase general elections.