Stalemate over formation of new government in Jharkhand

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New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders held discussions with legislators of Jharkhand to end the stalemate over the formation of a new government.

Party president Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders including former party chief Rajnath Singh convened a late-night meeting here with some legislators to get feedback.

"All the talks and decisions in future will be made according to whatever will be beneficial for the state," said Hemant Soren, son of JMM president and Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren.

BJP spokesperson Ananth Kumar said that the discussions are being held in connection with the letters and are quite positive.

"Talks are being held in connection with the letter by Hemant Soren. We are discussing the future course of strategy after the talks, and discussions held are quite positive," Kumar.

Hemant Soren, had earlier written letters to the BJP leadership, expressing their preference at remaining aligned with the party.

BJP had withdrawn support to Soren led coalition government after he voted for the UPA led Government during a cut motion moved by the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

The BJP had said it would withhold its decision to withdraw support from the Soren-led government till it consults alliance partners in the state.

The JMM-BJP coalition government was formed about four months ago in Jharkhand.

The JMM had 18 seats, BJP had 18 seats, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) had two seats, All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) had five seats and Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) had one seat in the assembly.

The Congress has 14 seats in the assembly. (ANI)

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