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Jharkhand: Munda plays down crisis
September 05, 2006 14:31 IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Tuesday said he was ready to prove his majority in the state Assembly.
Three independent ministers his Cabinet have deserted him.
The lone minister from the Nationalist Congress Party, an ally, has also decided to quit the government, saying he has lost confidence in the chief minister.
Munda insisted that his opponents were trying to create 'confusion by spreading rumours' regarding the future of his government.
"Definitely, I will," he told, when asked whether he would be able to prove his majority in the House.
"Whenever. I am ready to prove it. Everything will come up on the floor of the House," Munda remarked.
He denied speculations that the three ministers, who appear to be switching sides to the UPA to topple his government, have faxed their resignations to the governor.
"First, ministers have to submit their resignations in person to the governor after informing the head of the Cabinet. I have no such information (about their resignations being faxed)," he said.