A day after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-Congress-RJD alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand, unseating the BJP, Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) Tuesday extended support to the coalition, which won 47 seats in the 81-member Assembly.
“Our party will support Hemant Soren, unconditionally, because he has the required majority,” ANI quoted former chief minister and JVM-P chief Babulal Marandi as saying.
The support by the JVM-P came after JMM legislature party leader and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren called on Marandi at his residence, a JVM-P press release said. The press release said the party would extend support to “the new coalition government-in-waiting”.
JVM(P) has won three seats in the just-concluded assembly polls in Jharkhand. Besides Marandi, who was the first chief minister of Jharkhand, the other two are Pradip Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey.
JVM(P) was a part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ of the JMM, Congress and RJD before the Lok Sabha elections but Marandi had exited it to contest alone.