Discussing forming govt without JMM in Jharkhand: JVM (P)

Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 17:44

New Delhi: With Shibu Soren sticking to his
stand of chief ministership in return of support, Jharkhand
Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik on Friday said it has discussed with
Congress the issue of forming an alliance government without
JMM which was resorting to "politics of conditions".

The JVM (P), which has 11 seats, has left the issue of
deciding the leader of the alliance government in the state to
Congress which it said was the bigger party in the tie-up.

"One thing is clear that JMM wants to do politics of
conditions and we are not ready to accept any condition...we
held meeting with Congress here in Delhi and discussed the
situation. Talks were held about possibilities of forming
government without JMM in Jharkhand," Parveen Singh, the
general secretary of the party led by Babulal Marandi, told
reporters here.

Singh met Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s political
secretary Ahmed Patel, AICC in-charge of Jharkhand K Keshav
Rao and Congress leader from Jharkhand and Union Minister
Subodh Kant Sahay since last night and discussed the issue.

When asked whether it will be acceptable to JVM (P) if
Congress decides to name one of its leaders for chief
ministership, Singh said, "Naturally, we have an alliance and
if Congress announces any of its leaders as CM, we won`t have
any objection".

However, he maintained that a "tribal CM" will only be
suitable for the state given the "present scenario" there. It
will not be appropriate to do any new "experiment" in the
interest of Jharkhand, Singh said.

Asked the possibility of JVM (P) joining hands with BJP
in case its negotiations with Congress fail, Singh
categorically dismissed it.

"This is a rumour that spreads again and again. We have
always condemned such rumours and said that we will not go
with BJP on any condition. We have chosen our path and the way
people gave us mandate in the elections, it has been proved
that our path is correct and we will achieve our target," he
said.

To a question whether his party will accept RJD as its
ally in formation of a government, Singh said, "We are not
averse to RJD."

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 17:44

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