Mr Koda, scheduled to face a trial of strength in a special session of the Assembly on August 25, said he would not resign and prove his majority on the floor.
The chief minister had been insisting on a meeting of the UPA to sort out the differences instead of airing views here and there adding that he would place his views to them of his performance in past two years, which he thought would justify his claim to complete the tenure.
Menawhile, the JMM president, who was already in Delhi to lobby hard to oust Koda, yesterday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other leaders.
Congress in-charge of the state Ajay Maken said the party had no problem if Soren became the chief minister. But RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was still playing his cards close to his chest.
Mr Soren on Thursday, Aug 21 claimed that he had support from the RJD and met the party chief, the latter said there was no such meeting between them as reported.
The JMM's arithmatic to gain power apparently depended on the support from Congress (7), RJD (9), BJP dissidents (2), Independent ministers (7) excluding Mr Koda and Mr Stephen Marandi besides the party's own strength of 17 that stood at 42 in the house of 82 including one vacant seat caused by the death of Tamar legislator Ramesh Singh Munda (JD-U), who was assassinated by Maoists last month.
Besides support from the RJD and Congress, Mr Soren was trying to rope in the Independent ministers but many of them till the other say were reluctant to see change of leadership right now.