The Web


Home > Assembly Elections 2005 > Jharkhand > PTI > Report

JMM invited to form govt

March 02, 2005 14:08 IST
Last Updated: March 02, 2005 17:09 IST

In a controversial move, Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi on Wednesday invited Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren to form the next government

The decision has been dubbed by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance as a 'constitutional outrage'.

Soren, who presented to the governor a list of 42 members of Legislative Assembly, compared to the 41 of the NDA, to support his claim to form the government, would be sworn in later in the day.

He would have to prove his majority in the 81-member assembly in 20 days.

Soren, who met the governor for an hour in the morning, told reporters, "We have submitted a list of 42 MLAs and have staked claim to form the government." Congress leader in Jharkhand Harikesh Bahadur accompanied him.

Earlier, five independent MLAs -- Sudesh Mahato, Chandra Prakash Chowdhary, Hari Narain Rai, Enos Ekka and Madhu Kora -- met the governor and informed him they were supporting the NDA and, hence, the alliance should be invited to form the government.

The BJP said it would parade the 41 MLAs with the NDA before the President.
"The governor has throttled democracy. It is the height of misuse of power," BJP general secretary Rajnath Singh said.

"We are ready to take all our 41 MLAs to Delhi and parade them before the President," he said.

Significantly, JMM rebel Stephen Marandi supported the UPA.

"We support the UPA's claims to support the government," Marandi, who fought the election as an independent after he was denied a ticket by JMM, told reporters.

Earlier Report:
Hung House in Jharkhand; advantage NDA

Complete Coverage:
The battle for three states



Complete Coverage: Assembly Elections 2005

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 29

Sub: Two names look similar but opposite in doing

Now-a-days two names looks hot in news. One Sania and other Sonia. Both look similar but opposite in action. Everybody knows what Sania doing. Everybody ...

Posted by bhumesh

Sub: JMM invited to form govt in Jharkhand

First Goa,now Jharchand.Another black day of Indian democracy after emergency days.The governors proved that he is just a pawn in the hand of congress.The hon ...

Posted by sarath

Sub: Inviting JMM to form as goverment

I hope Knw a days Governers are puppet of the central ruleing Party .In case of Parrikar goverment in Goa also same thing had happened. ...

Posted by abhishek

Sub: Unfair for NDA

This is unfair to NDA..and all game is Congress is playing..this is attitude of congress govt. since independence.Any how by hook and crook they want ...

Posted by Nishant Parmar

Sub: Murder of democracy

Mr. Rizvi have more faith in Sibu soren who is/was an accused of taking bribe to support Congress, accused of criminal charges in Jirudih murder ...

Posted by amar


Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.