Ranchi, Jan 20 (UNI) Expressing satisfaction over the functioning of the UPA-backed Madhu Koda government in Jharkhand, the RJD today said the Congress should make a clear stand over extending support to the state government.
''Congress should not make ambiguous statements over continuing its support to the Koda-government,'' Mr Ramai Ram, in-charge of the RJD, told a news conference here.
Mr Ram said the central leadership of all the UPA partners should try to solve the crisis emerging due to Congress's recent step.
He said withdrawing of support could lead to presidential rule in the state which was not a solution.
''If the Congress is not satisfied with the working of the state government then a steering committee, comprising representatives from UPA allies, should review the status,'' Mr Ram asserted.
The RJD leader said the Koda-government was formed as an alternative to the erstwhile NDA government and was working more efficiently in comparison to previous governments.
Referring to the Simaria by-election, he said they would stick to their central leadership's decision to support CPI's Ramchandra Ram.
To a query he said a separate Congress candidate would benefit the opposition NDA.
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