Congress not averse to form govt in Jharkhand
With the BJP withdrawing support to the JMM-led government in Jharkhand, Congress on Wednesday dropped enough hints that it is not averse to forming an alternative government in the tribal state.
New Delhi: With the BJP withdrawing
support to the JMM-led government in Jharkhand, Congress on Wednesday
dropped enough hints that it is not averse to forming an
alternative government in the tribal state.
"There is nobody untouchable in politics," AICC
in-charge for Jharkhand K Keshava Rao told reporters outside
Parliament while replying to questions.
Asked whether the party sticks to its stand that it
will not form any alliance government in the state with Shibu
Soren as the head, the Congress leader said, "In politics,
there is no last word."
Asked whether it means that the Congress was not
averse to forming a government in the state, the AICC leader
shot back, "Never averse to it. After all we contested the
election there to form a government."
At the same time, he stated that the party would not
make any such move unless it is sure that any such government
would be stable.
"Stability does not come by numbers. It comes by
leader," he said when asked where are the numbers to form any
such alternative government.
On Soren voting for UPA during the cut motion, he
said, "It came yesterday very naturally, very legitimately
that he voted for us".
The Congress leader said that Soren is a "part and
parcel" of UPA.
"He (Soren) had a pre-poll alliance with us. He is a
part and parcel of UPA. Two MPs from JMM support our
government at the Centre from outside," Rao said.
Congress had not formed an alliance government in
Jharkhand as it did not agree to Soren becoming the chief
"It does not seem there is any stability even now the
way they (BJP and JMM) are running the government...we are
keeping a watch on the situation" Rao said.