Decision to form Govt in Jh`khad was to keep Cong out: BJP

The BJP today said the decision to form a government headed by it in Jharkhand was taken to keep Congress out of power in the politically-fragile state.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 19:04 PM IST

Patna: The BJP today said the decision to
form a government headed by it in Jharkhand was taken to keep
Congress out of power in the politically-fragile state.

"The BJP has formed the government in alliance with Shibu
Soren`s JMM and other outfits as part of its endeavour to keep
the Congress out of power in that state," BJP National General
Secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters here.

All constituents of the BJP-led government headed by
Arjun Munda decided to come together at their own free will
not only to keep the Congress out of power, but in the larger
interests of the people, he said.

The BJP-led government will provide good governance and
development in the mineral-rich state for the remaining four
years of the term of the state legislature in Jharkhand, Kumar
claimed.

About three months ago at a press conference, Kumar had
blamed JMM leader Shibu Soren for the last minute breakdown of
government formation then and was quoted as saying that the
BJP would not engage with the latter ever again.

PTI