According to the letter sent by the Assembly Secretariat to the MLAs, Chief Minister Hemant Soren has expressed his desire to move a confidence motion to prove his majority.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (file photo).
Jharkhand Amidst suspense over the CM’s continuation as MLA Hemant Soren Will demand a trust vote during the special session of the assembly on Monday. According to the letter sent by the Assembly Secretariat to the MLAs, Chief Minister Hemant Soren Has expressed willingness to move a confidence motion to prove majority. At the same time, according to party sources, the opposition BJP has also called a meeting of its legislature party on Sunday to formulate its strategy in the House.
parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam Said, a state of confusion has been created in Jharkhand. Our delegation met the Governor (on Thursday) and he assured us to clear the matter in a day or two, but nothing has happened so far. So, we will put our point in the assembly and prove our majority. The political crisis in the state deepened after the Election Commission (EC) sent its decision to Governor Ramesh Bais on August 25, following the BJP’s demand to disqualify Soren from the assembly in the office of profit case.
Jharkhand Governor is in Delhi
Although election Commission No information has been officially revealed yet on the decision of the EC, but it is believed that CM Soren has been recommended by the EC to sack him from the post of MLA. The ruling UPA has insisted that the disqualification of the CM as an MLA will not affect the government. The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has an absolute majority in the 81-member house. After a meeting with UPA MLAs on September 1 on the issue, the governor went to Delhi on Friday, fueling further speculation.
Possibility of political horse trading
Raj Bhavan sources, however, said it was a ‘personal visit’ for a medical check-up and he is likely to return to Jharkhand on Sunday. In a joint statement on August 28, the parties involved in the UPA had accused Bais of encouraging political horse-trading by announcing “deliberate delay”.
JMM in the shadow of fear
Soren’s party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) believes that the BJP can make serious efforts to break the party and its ally Congress MLAs to topple the government like Maharashtra. However, allegedly to avoid this, 32 MLAs of the ruling coalition were taken to a resort in Raipur, the capital of Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, on August 30. Four of them, however, had returned to attend the cabinet meeting held on Thursday, in which it was decided to convene a special session of the Jharkhand Assembly on September 5. JMM has 30 MLAs, Congress 18 and RJD one in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. The main opposition BJP has 26 MLAs in the house. There are total 81 seats in the state assembly.