Koda calls on Guv, says will prove majority in House

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Ranchi, Aug 18 (UNI) A day after his government was reduced to a minority, Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda today called on Governor Syed Sibtey Razi and exuded confidence that he would be able to prove majority in the floor of the House.

Sporting a mood not to give in too easily, Mr Koda earlier the day held a Cabinet meeting and cleared some pending files before rushing to the Raj Bhavan this afternoon.

After nearly 15-minute one-on-one with the Governor, Mr Koda told reporters that he was informed by the Governor about the current political situation following the JMM's withdrawal of support.

'' The Governor told me that the state UPA government was reduced to minority...I have requested him to give me opportunity to prove majority in the floor of the House, '' Mr Koda said.

Howevetr, it was the preogative of the Governor to decide on the request.

Asked repeatedly if he had the strength, the Chief Minister only said, '' The game has just begun...you see how I muster support during the floor test. '' He said as the monsson session had already been scheduled on September 19, so he should get the opportunity to go for trial of strength.

About the latest development, Mr Koda said he came to know about this only through news channels and newspapers, and the Governor apprised him of the JMM's letter withdrawing support to his government.

At the Project Bhavan, after the Cabinet meeting, attended by majority of his Ministers, Mr Koda said the Cabinet sanctioned for 36 new blocks in two subdivisions.

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