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BJP should end suspense, says AJSU; Cong waits in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 20:32

Ranchi: With the BJP still indecisive over
formation of a new government in Jharkhand, an ally of the
Shibu Soren government Saturday urged the saffron party to end
the suspense, while the opposition Congress said it was still
waiting and watching.

"We would like the BJP to take a decision at the earliest
to end the suspense," AJSU vice-president Pravin Prabhakar

In the 82-member Jharkhand Assembly, the new coalition
will have 45 members. JMM and BJP have 18 members each, AJSU
five and JD-U two. Two Independents are also in this grouping.

Jharkhand PCC president Pradeep Kumar Balmachu, on the
other hand said, "We are not in favour of pushing out somebody
from his chair or in favour of a mid-term poll. We are just
observing. If a situation emerges, then we will see what can
be done."

Asked about the reported meeting between him and some JMM
MLAs led by Simon Marandi, who has been demanding that Shibu
Soren continue as chief minister, he said "every day he talks
to me."

Marandi at a meeting with eight JMM MLAs yesterday in
Jamshedpur had said they favoured continuation of Soren as
chief minister and there was no need for replacing him midway.

He had also accused Delhi-based political parties of
hindering Jharkhand`s development and said he did not want
Jharkhand to run on "remote control" or "Delhi`s


First Published: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 20:32
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