Ranchi: The people of Jharkhand remain unfazed over the political crisis in the state, whereas Congress leader and party-in-charge for the state, Shakeel Ahmad made it clear that first the President's rule will be imposed in the state and thereafter the government would be formed either through fresh elections or by new coalition.

Ahmed said that the political impasse in Jharkhand will be diffused in a couple of days and Congress is waiting for the Union Cabinet’s decision over the issue.

In response to a question, the Congress leader said that everything depends on the report furnished by the Governor and if he recommends the dissolution of the state assembly, fresh election will be the only option.

However, Ahmed also recommended that the state assembly should not be dissolved.

At the briefing, Ahmad said that “We (Congress) are waiting for the Cabinet decision over Governor’s report after which we will decide the future course of action.”

In the 82-member state assembly, BJP and JMM have 18 members each. The Munda government was enjoying the support of six members of All Jharkhand Students' Union, two of JD (U), two independents and one nominated member who has voting right in a trial of strength.

Congress has a total of 13 members, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (P) 11 and RJD 5 in the assembly. CPI-ML (L), Marxist Coordination Party, Jharkhand Party (Ekka), Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch and Jai Bharat Samta Party have one member each.


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