Jharkhand Political Crisis

  • JMM pulls out, Munda recommends Assembly dissolution January 8, 2013

    Patna: In a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Jharkhand, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha withdrew support to the coalition in the state on Tuesday. The JMM MLAs met Governor Syed Ali Naqi to submit the letter of withdrawal of support. Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda met the...
  • Jharkhand CM recommends dissolution of state assembly January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst political crisis, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has recommended the dissolution of the state assembly. A Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) delegation will meet Governor Syed Ali Naqi on Tuesday to officially withdraw support to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Munda government will technically become a minority government...
  • BJP, JMM agree to form government in Jharkhand September 7, 2010

    As per the agreement between the two parties, Arjun Munda of the BJP will be the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand. ...
  • Shibu Soren's flipflop puts BJP in a spot May 21, 2010

    Ranchi: A day after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren declared he would not quit as Jharkhand Chief Minister, its stunned coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it would decide on May 25 on the future course of action. Shibu Soren, in a turnaround, said in Bokaro on Thursday...
  • BJP, JMM to share power in J'khand in rotation May 18, 2010

    Ranchi: The BJP and JMM on Tuesday agreed to share power on a rotational basis of the remaining fourandahalf year term of Jharkhand Assembly with the saffron party to be the first to take over. "We have decided that BJP and JMM will share the power for 28 months each with...
  • Soren to lose CM's seat but will keep govt May 8, 2010

    Jharkhand is set to get a BJP Chief minister now. Shibu Soren's mistake of voting with the UPA during the cut motion proving rather costly for him. He's having to give the coveted chair to his ally. ...
  • Musical chairs in Jharkhand, govt by rotation May 8, 2010

    New Delhi/Ranchi: The political crisis in Jharkhand took a new turn Saturday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it will rule the state with the backing of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, but the JMM chief announced unilaterally that both parties will govern by rotation. After days of political uncertainty and...
  • J'khand independent MLA says no to BJP govt May 1, 2010

    Ranchi: Political uncertainty continued in Jharkhand for the third day on Friday after independent legislator, Bandhu Tirkey, withdrew support to the fourmonthold Shibu Soren regime, saying he was against the BJP forming an alternative government. Tirkey met Governor M.O.H. Farook at 5 p.m. and handed over his letter of withdrawal of...
  • BJP holds on to Soren, to get CM's post April 30, 2010

    New Delhi: There is a twist in Jharkhand: the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to put its decision to withdraw support to the Shibu Sorenled government on hold. This, it says, is to prevent the state from coming under Congress rule. This means Shibu Soren, chief of the Jharkhand Mukti...