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Soren-BJP talks today

india Updated: May 07, 2010 00:36 IST
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The hunt for a safe assembly seat for JMM president and Chief Minister Sibu Soren ended inconclusively on Thursday, with the party deciding to zero in on a seat for Soren later.

Armed with the assurance of the JMM legislature party, Soren left for Delhi on Thursday evening to hold talks with the BJP leadership.

The fate of the BJP-JMM government became uncertain as Soren, an MP from Dumka, voted against the BJP-led NDA during the cut motions in Parliament on April 27.

Soren will meet BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday, but much depends on the BJP parliamentary board, which will meet on the same day to take a final decision.

In a new twist to the power tussle, Soren's son and JMM legislature party leader Hemant reportedly put in his papers, although his resignation is believed to be a tactical move to buy time.

For, offering the resignation letter does not make any sense unless submitted to assembly speaker C.P. Singh, who denied having received it.

HRD Development Minister and party MLA Hemlal

Murmu even told the media that Hemant did not offer to quit at all.