Hemant Soren Turns Table; Wins Confidence Motion

Story Highlights
  • Hemant Soren wins trust vote in Assembly.
  • Mustered 48 votes out of 81.
  • Soren had called for a trust vote amid allegations of MLA-poaching.

Jharkhand: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren proved majority in the state assembly today with 48 votes in his favour amidst pandemonium created by the Opposition BJP. None of the MLAs of the JMM-led UPA alliance voted against the ruling government.

Soren had called for a trust vote amid allegations of MLA-poaching in the state. “Opposition has destroyed democracy. BJP speaks about buying MLAs. Today, we will show our strength in the House,” he said.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) boss came to the House along with a large number of MLAs belonging to the ruling coalition of the JMM, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal.

A day ago, the legislators flew back to Ranchi after spending days at a resort in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur resort amid alleged fears of the Opposition BJP’s attempts to lure them to the other camp. Soren had met the legislators last night at circuit house where they spent the night.

The political crisis in Jharkhand emerged after a petition by the BJP sought Soren’s disqualification from the Assembly in an office of profit case. The BJP has accused Soren of allocating a mining lease to himself while he held the state Mining portfolio in 2021.

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