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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.

IANS

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