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Advani upset over JMM-BJP alliance, may skip CM swearing-in ceremony

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2010 10:43 IST

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According to sources, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran leader LK Advani is allegedly upset over the party’s decision to join hands with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) to form government in Jharkhand. He might skip the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday.

Sources also said senior leaders like Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj are also unhappy over the party's alliance with the JMM.

However, BJP President Nitin Gadkari and the former party president Rajnath Singh are standing for the alliance.

Advani is allegedly furious and is likely to skip Arjun Munda's swearing-in ceremony on Saturday.

Jharkhand will on Saturday get another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government, headed this time by BJP's Arjun Munda - who will be taking over as chief minister for the third time.

The central cabinet committee on Thursday approved the lifting of President's Rule in the state.

Munda has been formally invited by Governor MOH Farook to form the government in the state.

A letter was sent to Munda in the afternoon inviting him to take oath as chief minister, and prove his majority within one week of being sworn-in.

The 42-year-old Munda, a Lok Sabha MP from Jamshedpur, will be sworn-in at 11 am on September 11. The JMM legislative party leader Hemant Soren and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) president Sudesh Mahto are expected to be sworn-in as deputy chief ministers with him.