JMM's 'final decision' on government formation yet to come

Ranchi, PTI | Updated : 17 June 2013, 08:00 AM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, which has been advocating for formation of a government to end President's rule in Jharkhand, appeared indecisive, a week after it said Sunday’s meeting on the prevailing political situation would be "final".

"From the beginning the JMM has been in favour of a popular government and even now (other) political parties should decide whether there should be a democratic government or not in Jharkhand," JMM Legislature Party leader Hemant Soren said after meeting MLAs and other senior party leaders here.

He evaded a question on whether he saw the possibility of government formation, saying it was upon other parties to clear their stand.

On whether that meant the JMM would accept even BJP if it came forward, Soren said let the parties clear their stands first. "One did not know about future," he said.

On why two senior Congress leaders reportedly met the JMM leadership during the day, Soren said, "Many leaders come and go."              

The JMM's legislature party and executive committeemet tonight after two of its MLAs on June 7 threatened to resign from the assembly if government formation was delayed reportedly by the Congress.

The JMM party had fixed meetings to discuss its final course of action.

PCC chief Sukhdeo Bhagat had on June 9 said the Congress was watching the political situation in the state and the discussion of government formation was going on within the party.

He also said that the statement by the JMM MLAs was not authoritative as it did not come from the JMM top leadership.

The central rule was imposed on January 18 following JMM's withdrawal of support to the BJP-led government on January 8.

First Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 07:57 AM
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