Six former Maoist rebels have decided to shun violence and join the political mainstream by contesting the Jharkhand assembly elections.
The four JMM nominees are Masih Charan, Polush Surin, Satish Kumar and Yugal Pal from Khuti, Torpa, Daltanganj and Vishrampur seats, respectively.
The AJSU has issued ticket to Kuldeep Ganju for the Simeria assembly seat and the RJD has nominated Ranjan Yadav in the Paki assembly constituency.
Charan, Polush and Yugal Pal are contesting from jail. Satish Kumar, Ganju and Yadav are presently out on bail.
All six people are facing grave criminal charges like murder and attacking police teams.
Charan, Polush and Satish were with the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) while the rest were members of Communist Party of India-Maoist.
The five-phased polls to the Jharkhand assembly will be held between November 25 and December 18 and the counting will be done on December 23.