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Regional parties get involved in politics of bargaining: Arjun Munda

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 23:37

Ranchi: BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday accused the regional parties of being involved in "politics of bargaining" in government formation after polls by not agreeing for a pre-poll alliance with national parties.

He also said that there was dearth of nationalistic feelings in the regional parties which has become a big challenge for the country.

"The void in nationalistic feelings has become a serious challenge for the country. On being elected in Lok Sabha, they (regional parties) involve in politics of bargaining in government formations, which leads to corruption," Munda said here.
Munda, who headed coalitions with the support of Ajsu party and JMM in the state, was replying on the winning possibility of JMM, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and Ajsu party in the general elections in Jharkhand.

He said that it was better if the regional parties agreed for a pre-poll alliance with any national party based on principles instead of contesting alone and indulging in bargaining politics in post-poll scenario.
Alleging that the ruling JMM-Congress-RJD coalition government had failed on all fronts in Jharkhand, Munda said the people were `disillusioned` and `angry` with the governance of the Hemant Soren-led government.

He expressed optimism that BJP would better its performance this time compared to its 2009 record when it won eight out of fourteen Lok Sabha seats.

First Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 23:37

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