Stage is set for Shibu Soren to become Jharkhand CM-Lalu

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Patna, Aug 24 (UNI) Brushing aside all speculations, Railway Minister and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad today claimed that it was almost final for JMM leader Shibu Soren to become Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

Mr Prasad, who had a lot of appreciation for outgoing Chief Minister Madhu Koda, told newspersons here that it was almost final that Mr Soren would succeed Mr Koda.

To a query Mr Prasad said he was in constant touch with the independent MLAs from Jharkhand and claimed they were in support of the UPAs decision.

When asked about the RJD participating in the government of Jharkhand, Mr Prasad rejecting the idea saying that his party would extend an outside support to the government.

Regarding NDA's claim of having majority in Jharkhand, Mr Prasad said they too can stake claim to form the government if they had the magic number.

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