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Dissolve Soren Govt: Marandi

Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 18:57

Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister
today urged Governor M O H Farooq to dismiss the Shibu
Soren government "as the Chief Minister was not inclined to
enter the assembly by June 30".

"As it is there is no time left for the Chief Minister
to fight a bypoll and enter the assembly. This is the third
time Shibu Soren became the chief minister without being a
member of the house. This is against constitutional norms,"
Marandi who led a party delegation to the Rajbhavan told

Soren, who took oath on December 30, should enter the
house by June 30. There is no vacant assembly seat in the

Heading a delegation of his Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
(Prajatantric), Marandi said the 17-day stalemate between the
BJP and the JMM had halted the state`s development work,
"putting the state`s future in jeopardy`.

"At first we want dissolution of the house. After that
we will see," Marandi said when asked whether he had requisite
numbers to claim formation of government.

Meanwhile, the BJP is still to make a formal
announcement on its chief ministerial candidate and the JMM`s
demand for power sharing on 50:50 basis.


First Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 18:57

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