JMM still wants power by rotation
JMM wants to share power with BJP in Jharkhand on an equal basis.
Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is unhappy over the Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) declaration that it alone will rule the state for the next four-and-a-half years.
"The BJP and JMM had agreed to share power for 28 months each. Now the BJP has to decide whether it wants a stable government or not," Hemant Soren, the JMM legislature party leader and son of outgoing Chief Minister Shibu Soren, told reporters late Monday.
Soren made the comment after a meeting of JMM legislators that lasted nearly four hours Monday night.
"JMM wants a stable government in the state and has decided to support the BJP. Now BJP has to decide how it will provide a stable government," the younger Soren said after the meeting.
On the issue of sharing power by rotation, he said: "We hope the BJP will maintain the coalition dharma."
Hemant Soren said his party has demanded five-plus ministers in the BJP-headed government.
Asked about differences in the party over supporting the BJP, he said: "There can be different views but the party is united."
BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Ananth Kumar will seek the opinion of his party`s Jharkhand legislators in Ranchi Tuesday to know who should be the new chief minister.
The JMM decided to prop up the BJP in order to end a dragging political crisis in Jharkhand sparked off by Shibu Soren`s decision to vote against BJP cut motions in the Lok Sabha. That decision led the BJP to withdraw legislative support to the ruling JMM.