J’khand: Cong trashes reports of talks with JMM

The Congress took strong exception to newspaper reports that the party was in talks with BJP ally, JMM, over government formation in Jharkhand.

Updated: Mar 23, 2012, 22:01 PM IST

Ranchi: The Congress on Friday took strong
exception to newspaper reports that the party was in talks
with BJP ally, JMM, over government formation in Jharkhand.

Taking strong objection to the report, Leader of the
Opposition RP Singh drew the notice of Assembly Speaker C P
Singh to it in the House.

"There are no talks at all," Singh, who belongs to
Congress, said, terming the reports as baseless.

When Raghuvar Das (BJP) said "Congress has a history of
destabilising state governments," MLAs belonging to Sonia
Gandhi`s party protested and rushed to the well.

Singh then demanded that the Speaker should ask Das to
withdraw his comments.

SS Bhokta (JMM) sought a ruling from the Chair that the
House should not be disrupted over newspaper reports.

BJP had allied with the JMM to form the government in
Jharkhand in 2009. Earlier the state was ruled by a
JMM-Congress government between 2006 to 2008.

PTI