BJP leader Arjun Munda on Saturday said his party would chalk out its future strategy after the vote of confidence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren in the State Assembly on May 31.
“Let May 31 come first... we will chalk out our future strategy only after the vote of confidence on that date,” he told PTI here when asked whether BJP would favour fresh election in case Shibu Soren failed to muster majority.
In the 82-member Jharkhand Assembly, JMM needs 42 votes in its favour.
Referring to the current political impasse in the State in the wake of BJP withdrawing support to the Soren government, Mr. Munda said the State unit stood by the decision of its Parliamentary board about withdrawal of support.
To a query if the BJP would take any initiative to form an alternative government with JMM, Mr. Munda asserted “we are even ready to sit in the opposition.”
For the first time in the chequered political history of Jharkhand, a trust vote will be taken in a make-shift house following ongoing renovation of the state assembly.
The special assembly session has been convened after Mr. Soren urged Governor MOH Farooq to give him a week’s time after BJP withdrew support on May 24, reducing his government to minority.