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Governor has asked me to continue: Munda

He prefers to quit rather than compromise on certain issues raised by four ministers who quit on September 5.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 15:04 IST
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Arjun Munda, who resigned as Jharkhand chief minister, was asked by Governor Syed Sibte Razi to continue on the post till the formation of a new government.

"I have told the Governor to initiate (the process of) formation (of the new government) at the earliest so that I am relieved," Mundasaid after handing over his resignation to Razi.

Asserting that he had preferred to quit rather than compromise on certain issues raised by four ministers who quit on September 5, the chief minister saidthe BJP-JD (U) coalition would play the role of a constructive opposition when the new government takes over.

"I hope the opposition will meet the people's aspirations in putting the state on the path of progress," he said.