Out of UPA,Marandi meets Mamata

Former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi on Saturday met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee,days after his party withdrew support to the UPA government at the Centre

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 7, 2012 3:55 am

Former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi on Saturday met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee,days after his party withdrew support to the UPA government at the Centre.

Marandi said his JVM(P),which has two MPs,would support a move to float an anti-BJP,anti-Congress front. However,he denied he had discussed any ‘federal front’,as Mamata had proposed. “I came to meet Banerjee to say the people of Jharkhand are with her. Several leaders spoke against the Centre and even hit the streets,but none could show courage by withdrawing support from the anti-people government. It is Mamata who showed courage and withdrew support despite having ministers in the Union Cabinet,” Marandi said,accusing the UPA of “anti-people” policies.

TMC leader Mukul Roy,said the JVM(P) supported Mamata on issues like FDI in retail. “…Marandi has withdrawn support from UPA II. We have decided to work together both outside and inside Parliament.” he said.

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