Soren says he will resign ‘in a day or two’

Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren said that he would resign in a day or two after discussing an alternative arrangement with his party leaders.

Written by Agencies | Ranchi | Published:January 10, 2009 3:03 pm

Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren said on Saturday that he would resign in a day or two after discussing an alternative arrangement with his party leaders.

“I will discuss the matter of an alternative arrangement at the party (JMM) meeting,will go to Delhi today or tomorrow and resign,” Soren said in Ranchi.

The JMM president,who returned in Ranchi after meeting central UPA leadership on Saturday,said an alternative would be found out soon.

Asked whether he would resign today or tomorrow,Soren said was it was not legally mandatory to resign now. “I accept my defeat at Tamar bypoll. I honour the people’s verdict. So I went to Delhi and discussed the matter with the UPA leaders there. Now after meeting my partymen I will once again go to Delhi to inform them,before submitting my resignation,” Soren said while admitting that his defeat had plunged the state to a political crisis.

Returning by the same flight with Soren,state UPA chairman Madhu Koda said the central leadership had firmly asked Soren to step down and find an alternative.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s executive body is meeting today to deliberate upon Soren’s discussions with the UPA leadership.

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