Bokaro: Jharkhand, which has been making headlines for political instability, is once again in news. Amidst the political confusion prevailing in the state, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made it clear on Wednesday that there was no deal with its coalition partner Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on handing over power to it after 28 months.

Dismissing the claims made by the JMM, state Chief Minister Arjun Munda said, “There was no deal with coalition partner in regards to change of guard in the state after 28 months of the government formation. The coalition government was formed on the grounds of the development of the state and not on a time-bound agreement.”

“Fearing the government’s increasing popularity, people are trying to create the political instability in the state”, he added.

The political circle in the state has been abuzz with the change of guard in the state ever since the drubbing of both BJP and JMM in the Lok Sabha by-poll.

JMM claimed after the election that as per the agreement, BJP would hand over the Chief Minister’s chair to JMM after 28 months.

JMM supremo Shibu Soren and Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren have spoken on similar lines on several occasions.

JPN/Bureau