Neena Vyas

NEW DELHI: Exactly a week after the Bharatiya Janata Party's Parliamentary Board announced its decision to withdraw support to the Shibu Soren government, the party is still waiting and watching to see if the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will deliver on its offer of “transfer of power” to the BJP.

Party general secretary Ananth Kumar said there was “no time frame” for the change of government in Jharkhand, but the BJP did expect a firmer offer for “transfer of power” from the JMM in the next four or five days.

After that, the BJP would also have to take a call on whether it would have the requisite support to win a motion of confidence. “Only after we make this assessment will the Parliamentary Board meet once again to take a decision,” he said. He was hopeful that the JMM would sort out its internal differences.

Once it becomes clear that the path for installing a BJP government is smooth, the party leadership will take a decision on the leadership issue, and the question who would be the Chief Minister. There is a strong view in a section of the party that the decision to withdraw support was taken in haste without going into the consequences.