JMM-led Jharkhand Govt to complete its five-year term: Soren

      Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren on Friday said the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led Government would complete its full five-year term in the state. "I have formed the government for five years, and shall complete the tenure. Who will remove me?" said Soren exactly three days after he had agreed to form the government in Jharkhand on a rotational basis with the help of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "The question of a change of government comes if there is no development. But now development is going on," said Soren giving indications that there was no deadline for his resignation. Earlier on Thursday, Soren did not rule out the contesting by poll to enter the house, which he must do constitutionally by June 30, as he is a Member of Parliament (MP). Meanwhile, Soren's son Hemant said: "The party has to abide by whatever decision the president (Soren) has taken or will take." The JMM-BJP coalition government plunged into a political crisis after the BJP withdrew support to government in the wake of Shibu Soren voting in favour of the UPA during the cut motion in parliament on April 27. The BJP first announced it would immediately withdraw support from the JMM-led government, which would have brought it down and effectively led to the imposition of President's Rule or attempts by the Congress to form an alternative government. However, by April 29 when the party received a letter from Hemant Soren, offering to support the BJP in leading the coalition, the withdrawal of support was "put on hold" and a dialogue was opened.

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