Monday, December 11, 2023

JVM seeks help of BJP and AJSU to topple Hemant�s government

Ranchi: In what may come as yet another source of worry for the Hemant Soren-led state government, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) general secretary cum leader of the party�s legislators Pradip Yadav today gave signs of preparations to open talks with Bharatiya Janata Party and All Jharkhand Students Union in a bid to topple the government.

Yadav further said a delegation of party leaders will be meeting governor Dr Syed Ahmad and registering protest against alleged discrepancies in electricity supply franchise, haste shown by government in awarding lease of iron ore mining to three companies and attempt of floating tenders worth Rs 6000 by the government for various road projects.

�Our party will do everything needed to ensure the fall of this government. The government is both incompetent as well as corrupt. We will make every move needed to bid farewell to the government,� said Yadav.

The JVM leder said the party had decided to approach BJP and AJSU leaders on the issue of dismantling the government during a meeting of party�s central committee members held yesterday in the state Capital.

�I have been given the responsibility to break the ice with the BJP and AJSU leaders on the issue and arrive at a workable plan to speed up the collapse of the government. Whether be it a no confidence motion against the government or bringing a confidence motion in favour of our party, we will do everything to achieve our solemn end,� said Yadav.

The JVM legislator further alleged, �It appears that the state energy minister Rajendra Prasad Singh had entered into a �deal� with private companies on the issue of awarding them the franchise to supply electricity in Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur. Earlier he was talking of suspicion regarding corruption involved in the franchise deals. He had also demanded a probe by the Comptroller and Auditor General into the allegations of corruption in the deals. But now he seems to have mellowed down.�

Yadav alleged that the interests of rural areas were being neglected by the government. He said a recommendation was made in favour of three companies for giving them mining lease on the day of public holiday. He said the government was planning to issue tenders for road projects worth Rs 6000 in a bid to secure �five per cent commission�.

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