Soren gets invitation for UPA dinner
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reaches out to JMM whose five MPs would be crucial during the confidence motion on July 22.delhi Updated: Jul 19, 2008 18:28 IST
Reaching out to JMM whose five MPs would be crucial during the confidence motion on July 22, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on saturday invited its chief Shibu Soren and other Lok Sabha members of the party to his dinner for UPA constituents on Monday.
Invitations have been sent to all five JMM MPs, including Suman Mahto, Sudam Marandi, Hemalal Murmu and Teklal Mahto.
The invitation assumes significance as the party is said to be divided on whether or not to support the government.
Though party's Chief Whip Teklal Mahto is insisting that all the five MPs will vote in favour of the confidence motion, Soren has not made any comment on the issue amid reports that he is in touch with the NDA as well following an offer of help to make him the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
It is also learnt that a group of party MPs will be meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile, the party postponed till Sunday the crucial meeting of its Parliamentary Board which was scheduled for this evening.