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Congress goes soft on Madhu Koda

Ranchi, Dec. 26: The Congress in Jharkhand has claimed that its 60-day ultimatum to the Madhu Koda government seems to have worked as it noticed a distinct change in the way the state government has been pursuing development projects. But lest it be misconstrued as a change of heart, the party clarified that it wasn’t a comment on the fate of the government.

“Our November 15 ultimatum has forced the state government to wake up from its slumber and work towards the improvement of basic infrastructure in the state,” said the party’s state unit chief Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu.

Repair work on national highways is taking place at a hectic pace and work is on to prepare a rehabilitation policy along with a common minimum programme, he added.

“Even electrification of villages under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Programme is picking up,” said Balmuchu.

But the Congress leader refused comment on the fate of the government. The decision on the fate of the Madhu Koda government would be decided by the party high command in New Delhi, he said. “It’s difficult to predict the future of this government. We will have to analyse feedback on the quality of development work from each of the 81 Assembly constituencies,” he said.

The party unit has asked activists to collect feedback on the kind of work that’s going on at the 81 Assembly constituencies, which would be submitted to the high command.

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