The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to take the final call on the Jharkhand situation in the next two or three days.
The party wants the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) to deliver on its assurance of supporting the BJP to lead a new government, or else it would withdraw support to the Shibu Soren government.
Highly placed party sources said there was unanimity among the leaders that the BJP cannot wait indefinitely for the JMM to put its house in order.
After the decision of the parliamentary board to withdraw support, the party has no option but to do so if the JMM fails to deliver.
Meeting with legislators
Party president Nitin Gadkari has called some Jharkhand legislators here for a meeting to get feedback on what they want. He has also indicated that he could go to Ranchi this weekend to make a spot assessment of the situation before taking the final call.
As of now, the party does not think that the JMM will come forward to support a BJP-led government. There will also be problems in the BJP if it decides to withdraw support from the Soren government as its ministers are keen to continue.
Many in the party admit that the parliamentary board decision to withdraw support was taken in haste. There is the view that since such a decision was taken and announced publicly, the BJP should act on it if the JMM does not agree to give it support.
It is now over a week since the withdrawal of support decision has been put on hold, making the BJP leadership's position untenable, one section of the leadership said.