Pre-poll ally Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) snapped ties with UPA by withdrawing its support to the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre in protest against the second wave of reforms.
“We pulled out of UPA-II as we did not get any response to our letter to the prime minister urging him to roll back all his second wave of reforms and initiate a probe into the allotment of recommendation of 69 coal blocks by successive governments in Jharkhand” JVM(P) President and party MP Babulal Marandi said on Monday.
“How can people pull on with their daily life in the face of rise in prices of all essential commodities, besides hike in price of diesel and cap on subsidised LPG cylinders? So we snapped our ties with the Congress and will go it alone in the next Lok Sabha and assembly polls” Marandi, former Jharkhand chief minister said.
He expressed disappointment with the BJP-led government in Jharkhand and the Congress-led coalition at the Centre for remaining silent to his letter urging them for a CBI probe into the recommendations of 69 coal blocks by successive governments in Jharkhand from 2005.
“I wrote a letter to both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda to initiate a probe into the recommendations made during the Munda, Madhu Koda and Shibu Soren governments”.
It won’t send a right message to the people if we continue to support the Manmohan Singh government and at the same time oppose its anti-people policies, Marandi said about the decision of his party’s withdrawal.
JVM(P) has two Lok Sabha members – Marandi and Ajay Kumar.