JMM calls for MLAs meet on Monday
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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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