BJP to form government in Jharakhand with JMM, AJSU support

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New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will head the coalition government to be formed with the support of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party and All Jharkhand Students Union's (AJSU) in Jharkhand.

On Saturday morning, putting an end to the stalemate over the formation of a new government in the State, BJP President Nitin Gadkari held meeting with Hemant Soren, son of Shibu Soren, the JMM chief, as well as Sudesh Mahato, chief of the All Jharkhand Students Union's (AJSU) here on Saturday morning.

The leaders decided that the BJP, JMM and AJSU would be the three coalition partners to form the new BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Jharkhand.

"We have had a healthy discussion with all the prominent leaders of the parties. We have decided to form the government under the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party because the state needs a strong coalition government. And we have tried to save the state from the President's rule," said Hemant Soren.

BJP spokesperson Ananth Kumar also told reporters that the party is hoping to form a stable government to keep the State away from President's Rule.

"In Jharkhand, under a BJP-led government and NDA rule, we are expecting to form a stable government. We have to form and run a progressive government. All the coalition parties have also decided that we will finish the remaining tenure. And we hope to run a people's government," Kumar said.

BJP will choose the new chief minister for the State.

The leaders of the coalition parties, however, will meet on May 10 for further discussions in this matter.

It may be recalled that the BJP had withdrawn support to Shibu Soren's JMM-led coalition government in Jharkhand on April 28 after he voted for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government during a cut motion brought up by the opposition in Lok Sabha on April 27.

Shibu Soren and Hemant Soren had subsequently written apology letters to BJP leaders, expressing their preference at remaining aligned with the BJP.

BJP leadership had recently held talks with its Jharkhand allies he regional Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU), the Janata Dal (United), and others.

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

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