Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has received sharp criticism from key ally Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for attending his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi’s fast at Ahmedabad.

Lashing out at Munda, JMM legislator and Jharkhand Welfare and Cooperative Minister Hazi Hussain Ansari on Monday said, “If the CM met Modi as a BJP delegate it is not an issue of concern for us, but we will strongly oppose the saffron party if it tries to apply Modi formula in Jharkhand.”

JMM strongly believes that Modi failed to perform his duties as a CM in 2002 when the minorities were on the receiving end in Gujarat.

Terming the Modi’s fast a political gimmick, the JMM leader claimed that it will not have any impact in Jharkhand.

JPN/Bureau