Chennai: Amid efforts to break the stalemate
over government formation in Jharkhand, BJP on Sunday said it
would take an `appropriate decision` tomorrow on forming the
ministry with JMM support.
"There is no confusion in our party. Our parliamentary
board has already decided to withdraw support to JMM.
Subsequently, JMM gave a proposal that they will support us to
form a government. A final decision will be taken tomorrow in
this regard," Party leader Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.
The BJP on Wednesday withdrew its support to the four
month-old Shibu Soren government when the Chief Minister voted
against the cut motion in Lok Sabha. The BJP, however, put on
hold its decision after Shibu`s son Hemant, who is now playing
a key role in talks between the two parties, wrote a letter to
party chief Nitin Gadkari expressing support to a BJP-led
To a question on Union Fertilizer Minister M K Alagiri`s
irregular attendance during Parliament proceedings, Naidu said
since he (Alagiri) was a Union Minister, he should attend the
"He is free to speak in which ever language he desires
and there are translators to do translation. I don`t know what
his concerns are," Naidu said.
On alleged telephone tapping of some political leaders,
Naidu said it was `unethical` and against the fundamental
rights guaranteed by the Constitution. "The magnitude of the
issue is such that it affects the Constitutional guarantee of
privacy and is misuse of power for political purposes".
Naidu said the UPA government had become a minority
government but for the support extended temporarily by the
Bahujan Samaj Party during the cut motions.