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RJD hints at joining JMM ministry in Jharkhand

Ranchi, PTI | Updated : 09 July 2013, 09:19 PM

As the JMM is awaiting Governor Syed Ahmed's decision on its staking claim to form a new government in Jharkhand, the Rashtriya Janata Dal on Tuesday hinted that the party would join the ministry.

Yes, it appears, RJD Legislature Party leader Annapurna Devi said when asked whether her party would join the ministry in the event of Ahmed inviting JMM-LP leader Hemant Soren to form a government.

Devi accompanied Soren when the latter called on the governor to stake claim, requesting him to initiate process of setting up a democratic government in the President's rule-bound state.

Jharkhand PCC President Sukdhdeo Bhagat, who also was among the delegation at Raj Bhavan, said the party's national leadership would decide.

RJD's Jharkhand unit spokesman Manoj Kumar said, Our leader Lalu Prasad ji has extended support to the JMM-led alliance to rally behind all secular forces and for development of the state.

First Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 09:16 PM
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