BJP to decide on Jharkhand CM today

The parliamentary board of the BJP will Monday decide the chief ministerial candidate for Jharkhand.

Updated: May 10, 2010, 12:26 PM IST

New Delhi: The parliamentary board of the BJP will Monday decide the chief ministerial candidate for Jharkhand.
Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Deputy Chief Minister Raghubar Das and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha are front-runners for the post.

The BJP will head the new Government in the state with the support of 18 JMM MLAs five AJSU MLAs and two JD (U) MLA. The BJP has 18 lawmakers in the Jharkhand State Assembly.

The new coalition Government will have a clear majority of 43 members in the 81 member Jharkhand State Assembly.
The BJP central leadership is said to be keen on having a non-tribal chief minister in Jharkhand but may have to settle for a tribal face to keep its support base intact.

ANI