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J'khand: UPA pulls up socks for alternative govt

Written by: Staff

Ranchi, Sept 14: No sooner had Chief Minister Arjun Munda resigned without facing the floor test today than the Opposition UPA in Jharkhand embarked on hectic parleys to decide the Chief Ministerial candidate.

Coal Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren told reporters here that the name of Chief Ministerial candidate would be announced after a meeting of the UPA partners and claimed that it would be consensus one.

The meeting began after the brief extended monsoon session in presence of Railway Minster Lalu Prasad, Union Food Processing Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, Ms Noor Banu (Cong), in-charge of Jharkhand, Rajya Sabha member from the state Mebel Rebello and other senior leaders.

Mr Soren said the UPA would claim to form the government after the resignation of Mr Munda was accepted by the Governor.

Mr Madhu Koda, whose name as the Chif Ministerial candidate was announced yesterday by the Railway Minister, today said the matter would be decided in the UPA meeting.


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