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BJP demands fresh polls in Jharkhand

india Updated: Jan 20, 2009 02:48 IST
BJP demands fresh polls in Jharkhand

The opposition BJP in Jharkhand on Monday cried foul over the Union Cabinet's decision to keep the state assembly in suspended animation and demanded fresh polls in the state as it feared horse trading.

"Under these circumstances, there is a strong apprehension of horse trading and we demand immediate dissolution of the House," Leader of the Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly, Arjun Munda told PTI here today.

The assembly has been suspended but it should have been actually dissolved. Election should be allowed at the earliest, he said.

"Jharkhand has proved to be the best example of political opportunism. People want freedom from the unholy alliance of the UPA and the independents. They should be given chance to elect their new government now," party spokesperson Prakash Javedekar told reporters here.

The saffron party feels that the Union government's move to impose President's rule and keep the assembly in suspended animation "is a way of keeping the JMM happy."

The Union Cabinet today decided to impose President's rule in the State in the wake of Chief Minister Shibhu Soren losing a byelection.