Seven days after serving an ultimatum to the Madhu Koda government, Congress in-charge for Jharkhand Ajay Maken tells Akshay Kumar in an exclusive interview about the reasons behind the party’s tough stand.
Have you served the Koda government an ultimatum of 60 days?
Yes. After 60 days, the Congress will review all the development points we brought to the government's notice.
Is the Congress satisfied with the implementation of schemes in Jharkhand?
No. I have learnt that after six months of the Annual Plan review, the government spent only Rs 19 lakh of the Rs 924 crore in the power sector. And Jharkhand is a power-deficient state. There are several examples in other departments.
If the Koda government fails to act, then what?
We will speak to our alliance partners. We may even withdraw support.
The CM has taken several decisions in the past few days. How do you feel?
I am happy and surprised. Surprised because Independent MLAs are known to restrict themselves to their constituencies. If things are happening for the state, it is good.