Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has sought Rs 51,000 from those seeking party tickets for the Jharkhand Assembly elections, a party leader said on Friday.Also Read - Congress Stitches Alliance With JMM, RJD Ahead of Jharkhand Assembly Polls, Announcement on Nov 8

The money would go towards the regional party’s fund to help it fight the polls, he said. Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: 'Will Definitely Cross Target of 65+,' BJP Exudes Confidence in Party's Victory in Upcoming Polls

The JMM had taken similar decisions in previous elections with the amount ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 21,000, JMMs general secretary-cum-spokesman Vinod Kumar Pandey said. Also Read - Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: 'Polls Should Have Been Held In Single Phase, Not Five,' Says Congress

“Those party workers who submit avedan (application) to contest (the assembly elections) should deposit Rs 51,000 in the party fund to help the party contest the elections.

“We are not a corporate party. Our party runs with the contribution of party workers,” Pandey said.

Asked when the first list of candidates would be announced by the JMM, Pandey said, the party would inform in due course.

With Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) deciding to contest the elections on its own, the JMM, Congress and the RJD are likely to announce their seat-sharing formula soon.

Assembly polls for the 81-member House will be held in five phases from November 30.