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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren will seek a ‘trust vote’ in the state assembly today amid the crisis looming over his chair. However, his fate is to be decided by Governor Ramesh Bais and he has not taken any decision on the recommendation of the Election Commission to disqualify Soren.
29 MLAs supporting the Grand Alliance government were brought from Raipur to Ranchi after six days on Sunday. Soren will hold the trust vote in the Jharkhand Assembly on Monday. It is believed that CM Soren will be able to prove majority or trust vote in the assembly, but this will not remove the looming crisis in his chair or the possibility of disqualification from the legislature.
The MLAs who reached Ranchi from Raipur have been kept in the Circuit House. CM Soren reached there and met him. The monsoon session of the Assembly has been extended by one day to prove the trust vote. Due to the ongoing political crisis in the state, tight security arrangements have been made around the circuit house and the assembly.
Three Congress MLAs involved in the cash scandal will not be involved
Three Congress MLAs of the state will not be able to participate in the trust vote today as they are trapped in the cash scam. These MLAs are Dr. Irfan Ansari, Naman Vixal Kongadi and Rajesh Kachhap. The High Court has not allowed him to leave Kolkata.
party position of the assembly
Total seats 81
48 MLAs support Soren
There is no threat to CM Soren from the point of view of majority. He has the support of 30 of his party JMM, 15 of Congress (except three MLAs involved in cash scam), RJD, CPI(ML) and one MLA each from NCP. In this way, Soren has full support of 48 MLAs. In this way, the ruling party has no shortage of any kind of majority.
Election commission sent recommendation to governor
In fact, the BJP had complained to Governor Ramesh Bais that CM Soren and his family had misused the position to get the lease of a mine, so they should be disqualified. The Governor sent this complaint to the Election Commission for investigation. The Election Commission has issued a notice to CM Soren on this and after listening to him and the complainant BJP, has sent its recommendation to the Governor.
Commission’s recommendation still secret
What the Election Commission has recommended to the Governor is yet to be formally revealed, but it is believed to have found the complaint against Soren to be correct and recommended his disqualification. Since then, political agitation is intensifying in Jharkhand. The ruling party i.e. the Grand Alliance and the opposition BJP have also intensified their preparations.