JMM calls for MLAs meet on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 22:23

Ranchi: In another twist to the Jharkhand
imbroglio, JMM on Sunday asked all its MLAs to converge at Chief
Minister Shibu Soren`s residence tomorrow for the legislative
party meeting.

"We have asked all the party MLAs to attend the JMM-LP
meeting at the party president’s residence to discuss the
present political situation," JMM-LP leader Hemant Soren said
here.

He refused to comment whether the JMM would at last
announce which way it would go.

The development comes a day after JMM said it was in
touch with the Congress and all options were open including
changing its alliance with BJP.

Tomorrow`s meeting could be significant as it comes
before the BJP`s parliamentary board meeting slated on May 25.

"It is for the BJP to look for options. I am in touch
with both and the Congress and BJP. All options are open. My
government will stay," Shibu Soren, who has to step down as
chief minister by June 30 if he is not elected to the assembly
by then, told reporters yesterday.

Striking a defiant note, the JMM chief had said he would
complete his tenure, backtracking on his May 18 statement that
he will resign after the party reached an agreement with the
BJP for sharing power on a rotational basis with the saffron
party to head the government first.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 22:23

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