Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren won a morale-boosting majority test amid allegations that; the BJP is trying to topple his government by engineering defections in the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led coalition.
The opposition BJP, which protested throughout the proceedings of the special one-day session, walked out of the assembly just before the vote. Hemant Soren, after initiating the Trust Vote, accused the BJP of attempting a civil war-like situation in the country by fueling riots to win elections. He also alleged that his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma was involved in buying Jharkhand MLAs in order to bring down his government. The opposition has destroyed democracy.
The BJP has been indulging in horse-trading of legislators. He will show our strength in the house,” the Chief Minister said in the assembly against the backdrop of slogan-shouting by BJP MLAs. We have heard of people buying clothes, rations, grocery. But only the BJP is into buying legislators. After installing the country’s first tribal President, they are trying to dislodge a tribal Chief Minister,” he alleged. MLAs of the ruling coalition flew back into the state capital Ranchi yesterday on a special flight from Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh. Where they were sequestered at a luxury resort to prevent alleged poaching attempts. The MLAs spent the night together at the state guest house and were taken straight to the assembly today..
The BJP says Hemant Soren must be disqualified as an MLA over allegations that he violated election norms by giving himself a mining lease.
The BJP says Hemant Soren must be disqualified as an MLA over allegations that he violated election norms by giving himself a mining lease. The party has called for fresh elections and has demanded that the Chief Minister resign on moral grounds. The Election Commission has submitted its opinion to the Governor, who is expected to announce his decision on Mr. Soren any day.