With the BJP withdrawing support to the JMM-led government in Jharkhand, Congress on Wednesday dropped enough hints that it is not averse to forming an alternative government in the tribal state.
"There is nobody untouchable in politics," AICC in-charge for Jharkhand K Keshava Rao told reporters outside Parliament while replying to questions.
Asked whether the party sticks to its stand that it will not form any alliance government in the state with Shibu Soren as the head, the Congress leader said, "In politics there is no last word."
Asked whether it means that the Congress was not averse to forming a government in the state, the AICC leader shot back, "Never averse to it. After all we contested the election there to form a government."
At the same time, he stated that the party would not make any such move unless it is sure that any such government would be stable.
"Stability does not come by numbers. It comes by leader," he said when asked where are the numbers to form any such alternative government.
On Soren voting for UPA during the cut motion, he said, "It came yesterday very naturally, very legitimately that he voted for us".
The Congress leader said that Soren is a "part and parcel" of UPA.
"He (Soren) had a pre-poll alliance with us..he is a part and parcel of UPA. Two MPs from JMM support our government at the Centre from outside," Rao said.
Congress had not formed an alliance government in Jharkhand as it did not agree to Soren becoming the Chief Minister.
"It does not seem there is any stability even now the way they (BJP and JMM)are running the government...we are keeping a watch on the situation" Rao said.