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BJP withdraws support to Soren govt

Ranchi: Executing its last month’s decision, the BJP today withdrew support to the Shibu Soren government in Jharkhand reducing it to a minority, after the JMM chief minister refused to resign as agreed under a power-sharing deal.

Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghuvar Das handed over to Governor M O H Farooq the letter withdrawing support to the government.

The Soren government now has 25 MLAs, including 18 of its own, five of the AJSU, and two others in support in the 82-member House. The BJP has 18 members. The JD(U), which has 2 MLAs, also decided to follow suit and withdraw support to the government.

“I have handed over the letter of withdrawal of support to the governor,” Das told reporters at the Raj Bhavan.

“The governor asked me about the signatures of other BJP MLAs.

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