Stalemate continues in Jharkhand over govt. formation

August 24th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi

Ranchi, Aug 24 (ANI): Stalemate about formation of an alternative Government still continues as Madhu Koda after his resignation from Chief Minister’’s post has refused to support JMM supremo Shibu Soren.
On Saturday, Koda submitted his resignation to Governor Syed Sibte Razi after a meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.
Koda told reporters after submitting his resignation that his government was reduced to a minority.
“After the turn of events in the last ten-twelve days, morally and democratically, I felt I should resign and that is why I handed over my resignation to the Governor,” he said.
Koda further added that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had supported him for the last two years but it did not back him any more.
The Governor had asked him to continue till an alternative arrangement is made.
The JMM withdrew support to Koda government on August 17. (ANI)

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