Monday 21 April 2014
News updated at 5:18 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 23.4°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

JMM leaders struggle to form govt

New Delhi, July 6, 2013, DHNS:

Jharkhand term under Prez rule expires in 14 days

Though the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) promised their support, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Saturday struggled to achieve the magic number of 41 in the 81-member state Assembly with independents demanding a Cabinet berth for extending support to the formation of its government.

JMM leader Hemant Soren, who is tipped to be the chief minister in the new ruling dispensation in the tribal state, was learnt to have received letters of support from independent MLAs Harinarayan Rai, Bandhu Tirkey, Chamra Linda and Bidesh Singh.

“Independents should also get representation in the ministry. I and three independent MLAs gave letters of support to Soren. Though I am not the leader of the independents, I am suggesting that Soren should also talk to other independent MLAs,” Tirkey said, indicating that it will help giving stability to the government.


The JMM is also counting on the support of two other independent MLAs: Gita Koda, wife of former chief minister Madhu Koda who is in jail on graft charges and Enos Ekka. Both the leaders, however, were demanding a cabinet berth, sources said.

Though, the JMM was running short of numbers, Soren expressed confidence in achieving the magic number  41. Congress, which announced its alliance with JMM for the next Lok Sabha polls, has left it to Soren to muster the numbers.

The JMM has 18 members, Congress 13 and RJD 05 MLAs. With their number coming to 36 together, Soren will need support of five more MLAs to form a coalition government led by his party in the state.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A man plucking Marmelos from a tree at Beldanga, Murshidabad, West Bengal...

A man plucking Marmelos from a tree at Beldanga, Murshidabad, West Bengal...

N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services with Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial...

N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services with Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial...

Rashtriya Aam Party candidate Rakhi Sawant during an election campaign, Mumbai...

Rashtriya Aam Party candidate Rakhi Sawant during an election campaign, Mumbai...

Chinese navy officers stand in formation as Pakistan naval frigate Shamsher arrives at a military...

Chinese navy officers stand in formation as Pakistan naval frigate Shamsher arrives at a military...

Students taking part in an awareness programme on the eve of World Earth Day in Patiala...

Students taking part in an awareness programme on the eve of World Earth Day in Patiala...

A butterfly and a honey bee fight to collect nectar from a flower, Delhi...

A butterfly and a honey bee fight to collect nectar from a flower, Delhi...

Spanish bullfighter Curro Diaz performs with a Gavira ranch fighting bull during a bullfight ...

Spanish bullfighter Curro Diaz performs with a Gavira ranch fighting bull during a bullfight ...

Dressed for the occasion, Michelle White poses for photographs as she makes her way along ...

Dressed for the occasion, Michelle White poses for photographs as she makes her way along ...

Dressed for the occasion, a dance group from Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows ...

Dressed for the occasion, a dance group from Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows ...

Dressed for the occasion, Ella Morton, right, and others pose for photographs along New York's ...

Dressed for the occasion, Ella Morton, right, and others pose for photographs along New York's ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523