The BJP on Sunday said that Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) MLAs and its other leaders were "quitting" Babulal Marandi`s party as they realised how Marandi himself left the BJP, which made him a leader, to serve his own "ambitions".
President of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) Babulal Marandi
today launched a new political party the Bharat Vikas Morcha
(BVM) that would contest about 100 seats in the upcoming
Assembly elections in Bihar.
Congress-JVM alliance in Jharkhand
will consider formation of an alternative government in the
state if any such possibility emerges in the next 15 days,
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi said today.
Babulal Marandi on Saturday
asked JMM-BJP coalition whether they would support Centre`s
"Operation Green Hunt" to tame Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand,
a day after the ultras killed seven policemen and a civilian
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Chief Babulal
Marandi today asked BJP President Nitin Gatkari to "explain"
his party`s alliance with the JMM claiming that the two
outfits stand poles apart vis-a-vis ideologies.
After staying in the shadow of BJP
for nearly three years, former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi today emerged as the biggest winner of assembly elections as his newly-floated Jharkhand Vikas Morcha won 10 seats.
It was under Babulal Marandi`s leadership that the BJP won 12 out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand in 1998 general elections. But now he is fighting against the party in the present assembly, in alliance with the Congress party.
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi on Sunday criticised former BJP leader and ex Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi for joining hands with the Congress despite charging it with corruption and non-performance for several years.
The image of Madhu Koda,
facing charges of money laundering, would not have any impact
on the poll prospect of the Congress-JVM alliance, former
Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi claimed on Wednesday.