Bangalore: BJP Wednesday ruled out sharing of
power on a rotational basis with JMM in in Jharkhand and
asserted that it will soon form the government with its leader
as Chief Minister.
"There is no question of 50:50 ratio power sharing with
JMM. We will have BJP Chief Minister in Jharkhand soon," BJP
senior leader Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.
The JMM had on May 10 asked BJP to share power with it on
a rotational basis, two days after the latter said it would
head the coalition for the rest of the four-and- half-year
tenure of the present Assembly.
To a question, Naidu said the delay in government
formation was not due to differences of opinion on selection
of a chief ministerial candidate, but on account of wider
consultations on the issue among party leaders.
Accusing the central government of misusing CBI in a
"brazen manner" to further its political interests, Naidu
demanded a "White Paper" on the functioning of the
The White Paper should contain information on number of
cases referred, registered, investigated and prosecuted by
CBI, and the number of cases withdrawn and dropped in between,
"CBI has become the political arm of the government, be it
trial of strength during the confidence motion in July 2008 or
the recent cut motions in Lok Sabha," Naidu said.
He alleged that Congress was adopting all "unethical,
extra-constitutional and immoral" methods by misusing various
institutions to further its political interests, harass
political opponents and also muster support as and when
The BJP has embarked upon a public awakening campaign from
today across the country against the "politicisation of
He termed as "irresponsible and baseless" the charge by
former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh that
terrorism was on the rise after L K Advani undertook rath