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Cong forced Soren to BJP fold: RJD

RJD, which abstained from voting in the trust vote in Jharkhand assembly on Thursday, blamed Congress for allowing Chief Minister Shibu Soren to ally with "communal" BJP.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2010 22:15 IST

RJD, which abstained from voting in the trust vote in Jharkhand assembly on Thursday, blamed Congress for allowing Chief Minister Shibu Soren to ally with "communal" BJP.

"Guruji (as Soren is popularly known) has always been secular. But he was forced to join hands with the communal BJP as Congress did not initiate to form the government (after the election results)," RJD Legislative Party leader Annapurna Devi said in her speech on the confidence motion in the House.

The fractured verdict thrown up by the polls was against joining hands with the BJP, Devi claimed.

Had the Congress made a serious effort in reaching out to Soren, he would not have gone there (taken BJP support).

"We treat the Congress as culprit and are boycotting from voting in the confidence vote as we want equi-distance from BJP and Congress," Devi said as the party's five MLAs walked out leaving the House in surprise.