BJP expected to pull out of Jharkhand Government today

May 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi / Ranchi, May 24 (ANI): Frustrated over the Jharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM) backtracking from the power-sharing deal in Jharkhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to pull out of the coalition government in the state on Monday.

According to BJP Jharkhand spokesman Sanjay Seth, a delegation of the party MLAs led by Deputy Chief Minister Raghuvar Das would call on state Governor M O H Farrooq around 11 a.m. to convey its decision.

The delegation would hand over letter of withdrawal of support from the Government.

On Sunday, the party decided to withdraw support to the Soren led Government.

The BJP’s decision would lead the state into another spell of political crisis.

On Saturday, Soren had said he was weighing all options, including a deal with the Congress to continue in power.

The Congress is, however, adopting a wait and watch approach on the issue.

The JMM and the BJP have 18 MLAs each and the Soren Government has the support of two Janata Dal (United) legislators and five from the All Jharkhand Student’s Union (AJSU), besides two others in the 82-member Assembly.

The Congress has 14 MLAs, Jharkhand Vikas Manch (JVM) has 11 MLAs and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has five MLAs. (ANI)

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