Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, who headed coalition governments three times in Jharkhand, on Thursday said policy making gets hindered if there is no majority.
“Policy making gets delayed,” Munda said at a press conference here when asked how a coalition dispensation obstructs proper functioning of the government.
“Such situations are loss to the state,” Munda, who twice saw his government falling to coalition pulls and pressures – once by ex-CM Madhu Koda and his ex-cabinet colleagues and then by the JMM, said.
The leader of the opposition also accused the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) of failing in its governance for the past 14 months.
Lashing out at his former coalition partner JMM, which was now heading a coalition, Munda sought to know where were its issues (that led it to pull out from Munda’s government) and why the JMM and the Congress were fighting against each other despite being coalition partners.
“This government has failed in its fourteen months of rule,” he alleged.
Seeking to know what the Hemant Soren government achieved during the period, Munda alleged both the Congress and the JMM misled the people in the name of secularism.
“JMM says BJP will change CNT/SPT Acts. It is this government which tried to mortgage tribal land,” Munda said while dismissing JMM’s charges.
He added the BJP functions as per its manifesto, referring to the document not mentioning Chhota Nagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act. The acts protect tribal land in Jharkhand.
Criticising RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s statements on development during his electioneering, Munda said the former Bihar chief minister did not have the right to speak on development.
Attacking AICC general secretary B K Hariprasad for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of speaking ‘lies’, Munda sought to know from the Rajya Sabha member as to what Congress did in its sixty years rule.