I will resign in a day or two: Shibu Soren

January 10th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Jan 10 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren, who lost an assembly by-election earlier this week, said Saturday he would resign “in a day or two”.Before attending the central committee meeting of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Soren told reporters: “I will resign from the post of chief minister in a day or two after ensuring the formation of an alternative government”.

Soren will also visit Delhi to discuss the name of his successor.

Soren Thursday lost the Tamar assembly by-election by 9,062 votes to Jharkhand Party candidate Raja Peter.

Soren, who assumed office in August last year, needed to win the by-election to remain chief minister in keeping with a constitutional obligation.

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