BJP, JMM agree to retain CM's post by rotation

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Ranchi (Jharkhand), May 18 (ANI): The political drama in Jharkhand finally came to an end on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) agreeing to retain the Chief Minister's post for 28 months by each of the two parties.

This political turmoil ended following BJP General Secretary Arjun Munda's meeting with JMM chief Shibu Soren on Monday. The duo reportedly agreed to the terms of the government formation in the state.

"We will share the power for 28 months each. This is the formula that we have agreed upon. Half term will be under my leadership and half term under the BJP," said Soren.

The BJP has picked Munda as its Chief Ministerial candidate. He will lead the state government for the next 28 months and then the JMM will take over.

"The consensus that we have arrived at is from now the government will run under BJP leadership for the next 28 months and then after that JMM will lead the government," said Munda.

The JMM-led government in Jharkhand was reduced to a minority on April 28 after the BJP withdrew its support, as it was reportedly upset withy Soren for voting with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government on the cut motion. (ANI)

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