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Marandi opposes Independent candidates becoming minister

Written by: Staff

Jamshedpur, Sep 10 (UNI) Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) president and former chief minsiter Babulal Marandi today strongly advocated for amendment in the prevailing parliamentary system to debar the independent MLAs and MPs from becoming ministers.

Talking to reporters here on his way to Chaibasa to attend the party's executive committee meeting, Mr Marandi said ''Our party strongly demands to change the 'faulty' system which helps the independents to bargain to gain power.'' He pointed out that taking the advantage of this system Chandrasekhar once became the Prime Minister of the country with only 40 MPs.

Mr Marandi was reacting to the present political imbroglio in Jharkhand in which the four independent legislators were dictating the terms and even the Jagannathpur MLA Madhu Koda was being tipped as the prospective chief minister of the state.

He termed the issuing of notice by the assembly speaker Inder Singh Namdhari to three MLAs of the UPA after the NDA government was reduced to a minortiy as ''unconstitutional''.

He appealed to all the MLAs to remain present physically on the day of floor test of the Arjun Munda government on September 14.

Mr Marandi reiterated his demand for imposition of President's rule and mid-term polls in the state.

About Koderma Lok Sabha bypolls, the JVM supremo exuded confidence of winning the seat which was vacated after he resigned as the BJP MP.


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