BJP for dissolution of Jharkhand assembly
Buoyed by the impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the BJP on Sunday demanded dissolution of state assembly to pave the way for fresh elections.india Updated: May 24, 2009 19:27 IST
Buoyed by the impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the BJP on Sunday demanded dissolution of state assembly to pave the way for fresh elections.
Governor Syed Sibte Razi should honour the Lok Sabha verdict in the state and recommend the dissolution of state assembly, BJP state president Raghubar Das said, adding the party would contest all 81 seats in such an event.
The state is under President's rule and the assembly under suspended animation since JMM supremo Sibu Soren resigned as chief minister following his defeat in the Tamar by-election four months ago.
"The verdict of the Lok Sabha poll was a clear indication that people of the state have rejected the unholy alliance, and self-centred independents," Das told reporters.
BJP, which drew blank in the 2004 parliamentary polls, won eight of the 14 Lok Sabha seats under the leadership of Das.
He said the future course of action would be to mount pressure on the governor on the issue which would be finalised in a meeting of the party's core committee to be held in the first week of June.
Asked whether BJP's contesting in all seats would affect the NDA, Das said people wanted to see a single-party ministry as they were fed up with prevailing instability, opportunist politicians and self-centred independents.
First Published: May 24, 2009 19:26 IST