Experience following alliance with JMM "not good" says Congress

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president Sukhdeo Bhagat today said our experience following the alliance with JMM was "not good" and stated that the performance of the coalition government was not "upto the mark".

PTI| Last Updated: May 01, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president Sukhdeo Bhagat today said our experience following the alliance with JMM was "not good" and stated that the performance of the coalition government was not "upto the mark".


"Our experience following the alliance with JMM was not good as our coalition partner did not honour it as expected in the state," Bhagat said addressing a press conference here.


Asked whether he was satisfied with the performance of Hemant Soren-headed Jharkhand government, Bhagat replied in negative, stating that the performance of the coalition government was not "upto the mark".


We (coalition government) had a minimum common programme but the Soren government could not perform upto the "expectations", Bhagat said claiming that Congress had already made them aware about the projects needed to be focused on priority basis.


JPCC leader said Congress has intended to convene a review meeting of the coalition partners soon.


We will discuss the issue with the allies and finalise the date soon, he said.
Congress is a major coalition partner in the JMM-led Jharkhand government and had 10:4 seat sharing pact between Congress, JMM and RJD in the Lok Sabha poll.


Bhagat said the Congress state leadership would honour the opinion of the party workers particularly after having a "not-so-good" experience allying with JMM in the state.
The party workers were not in favour of the alliance with JMM but still the party has joined hands with them to provide a stability and ensure rapid
development in the state, he said.
To a query about the fate of the state government, which had reduced to minority following the resignation of two Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLAs who have crossed over the BJP to contest the ensuing election, Bhagat said the government will continue as nothing was given in written in this regard nor a no-confidence motion against the government was moved as yet.