JMM demands Jharkhand assembly polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 00:37

Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha today
demanded dissolution of the state assembly and pave way for
elections along with Bihar, barely ten months after the state
went to the polls.

"President`s rule is no substitute for popular
government. One cannot rule the state sitting from New Delhi,"
JMM-LP leader Hemant Soren told a news conference here.

"JMM is ready for polls. Let the elections be held
along with Bihar," Soren said.

On whether there was any chance to form a government
in the state, Soren said, "Arithmetically, no party is in a
position to form government without the help of JMM. Let the
national parties decide over it."

Jharkhand came under President`s rule on June 1 with
its assembly being put under suspended animation after JMM
President Shibu Soren resigned following BJP`s withdrawal of
support.

BJP, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM-P), and Left parties
have already met the governor separately and demanded for
mid-term poll.

Accusing Congress of not favouring mid-term poll,
JVM-P has recently announced to contest all the 81 seats as
and when the assembly elections would be held.

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 00:37

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