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I have faith in Sonia Gandhi: Shibu Soren

india Updated: Sep 07, 2009 22:27 IST

At a time when Congress leaders are planning to go alone in Jharkhand assembly elections, JMM President Shibu Soren on Monday expressed his faith in UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

"I have faith in the Congress president. But UPA in the state could break if there is no control over the state Congress leaders," Soren said, apparently referring to PCC leaders, who are openly opposing any tie-up.

"The JMM will contest all the nine assembly seats in the Palamau division, but can consider seat sharing if any non-RJD parties come forward," Soren told newsmen in Medininagar without making any commitment over JMM's choice of alliance partner.

Rejecting suggestions of any tie-up with RJD, Soren, who had to quit as chief minister following his defeat in the Tamar assembly bypoll in January, alleged that he was a victim of conspiracy.

"I lost Tamar seat following a conspiracy. People wanted to control Jharkhand affairs through President's rule," claimed Soren without naming anyone.

The state has been put under President's rule from January 19.

The tribal leader claimed that the main contenders for the next assembly elections would be the JMM and the BJP.