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CPI-ML (Liberation) rules out support to Koda

The party says the second priority of the party was realisation of a six-point 'Minimum Democratic Programme'.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 23:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Shortly after Madhu Koda, the Jharkhand Chief Minister-designate said on Friday that the lone CPI-ML (Liberation) legislator would support his new government 'in principle', the party ruled it out.

"We have been playing the role of a constructive opposition for the last six years. Our first priority was to dislodge the BJP-led NDA government which has been achieved," CPI-ML (Liberation) national general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya told a press conference.

He said the second priority of the party was realisation of a six-point 'Minimum Democratic Programme', which it has been demanding for the last several years.

When asked for a categorical reply whether it would support or oppose the UPA during the trust vote, he shot back saying was it not categorical when the lone party MLA was going to sit in the opposition.

The six points are - scrapping of all MoUs signed by the Arjun Munda government, suspension of an alleged tainted superintendent of police, honouring of all those who died during the Jharkhand movement in police action, a policy for rehabilitation and resettlement for the displaced, steps to rectify flouting of the Tenancy act in North Chottanagpur and Santhal Parganas and immediate announcement of panchayat elections.

First Published: Sep 15, 2006 23:57 IST