New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): With the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) holding talks on the possibility of government formation in Jharkhand, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha today launched a frontal attack on former Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and said it is the latter's personal ambitions that has been responsible for the instability in the state over the last four years.
" His father Shibu Soren became the chief minister after 2009 elections, which included BJP, AJSU and Janata Dal (U). It was for the first time that a government was formed which did not depend on the support of independents. It was formed by four parties in Jharkhand and, therefore, one expected to be durable, but strangely enough Shibu Soren came to Delhi because he was a Member of the Parliament and voted with the UPA. And the BJP was left with no option, but to withdraw support from that government and that government collapsed," said Sinha.
"We were all wondering why Shibu Soren did this because his single vote was neither here nor there; the UPA Government was not in danger. So, why did he do it? Now, everything is clear that it was Hemant Soren, who persuaded his father to do this so that the BJP could withdraw support," he added.
Sinha, who was the Finance Minister of the country during the NDA regime, said the second strange thing happened when JMM offered BJP the leadership of the government.
"And another government led by Arjun Munda was formed. Hemant Soren became Deputy Chief Minister in that government. Now, it's quite clear that he could not have become the Deputy Chief Minister in the government of his own father," said Sinha.
"So, he became the Deputy Chief Minister then the Arjun Munda Government was brought down for various strange reasons in strange circumstances because Hemant Soren wanted to quickly become the chief minister of Jharkhand. And that's exactly what the Congress Party has conceded, Hemant Soren will become the chief minister of Jharkhand," he added.
Sinha further alleged that the government that would be formed in Jharkhand with the JMM-Congress alliance will also be a corrupt and unstable one and it will do not good to the state, which is full of challenges.
"And we can look forward to a lot of corruption, misrule and more chaos in Jharkhand," he added.
With President's Rule scheduled to end in Jharkhand on July 18, JMM and Congress leaders yesterday held talks on the possibility of formation of government in the state.
AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed, Congress in-charge of the state B K Hari Prasad, JPCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat, and CLP leader R P Singh called on JMM supremo Shibu Soren and his son Hemant in Ranchi.
With 36 MLAs - JMM (18), Congress (13) and RJD (5) - Congress and the JMM leaders were banking on the support of some independent MLAs for a simple majority of 42 in the 82-member Assembly.
A couple of independent MLAs had been in the erstwhile BJP-JMM coalition government in the state before the JMM withdrew support on January 8 this year, leading to the imposition of central rule on January 18. (ANI)