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Centre denies role in Soren appointment

March 03, 2005 21:15 IST

The United Progressive Alliance government on Thursday said it had no role in Jharkhand governor Syed Sibtey Razi's decision to appoint Sibu Soren as chief minister.

The denial came after the opposition alleged that the governor took the decision at the instance of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"In fact, the Centre had asked the governor to be correct and follow the Constitutional norms," the sources said.

Hours earlier, the Congress party had issued a similar disclaimer.

Earlier Reports

Jharkhand NDA MLAs meet Kalam

Kalam summons Jharkhand governor

Soren sworn in as CM

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Sub: democracy turns to demoncracy

i would simply say razi's "brazen assult" on democracy. he should not take advantage of his post, rather he should honestly go with the NDA ...

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