Ranchi: When national and regional media were predicting the fall of Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand, claiming that according to their ‘sources’ State Election Commission had cancelled the chief minister’s membership from Jharkhand assembly in connection with the mining lease issue. But instead of getting worried Hemant Soren kept a brave face before the public and was seen celebrating with members of the Jharkhand police when the channels were busy reporting his dismissal.
Thursday morning started with the news that the EC had sent a sealed report on the issue of office of profit to Jharkhand Governor and it was all over that the Hemant Soren government was all set to fall.
Soon the legislators and MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition party in the state started tweeting about the same. It was being followed by the news channels which started conducting interviews of the former chief minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das and party MP Nishikant Dubey among others seeking their comment on the future of Jharkhand politics.
However, the recipient of the report, Governor Ramesh Bais was travelling out of the state. When he landed in Ranchi. He claimed that he was clueless about any letter from EC.
Later, Hemant Soren tweeted and which he pinned also, “You will buy constitutional institutions but how will public support?”
Jharkhand chief minister tweeted as policemen and others reached CM’s residence to thank him over the restoration of compensatory leave to them.
In the evening, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha organised a press conference and expressed shock and awe over how BJP leaders and media could claim about Hemant Soren’s membership being cancelled before the constitutional bodies.
“When the Constitution was framed in 1950, and these constitutional bodies were made. These institutions have their own rules and are autonomous. Nobody can guess what can be done by them,” said Supriyo Bhattacharya, the JMM spokesperson.
Bhattacharya also alleged, “It seems like the decision was made whether it was written at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg (Delhi) or BJP Office (Ranchi).”
JMM MP Vijay Hansda who was also present with Bhattacharya said, “It is worrisome that if some are speaking ahead of constitutional bodies, it makes us wonder whether these institutions have been weakened?”
JMM is demanding that the Indian Election Commission should not only take action against such Members of BJP but also disqualify their membership.
Bhattacharya charged the BJP and said that the party on a political level is ready. “We have defeated BJP in 2019 and later also defeated in four bypolls,” he added.
While JMM MLA Sudivya Sonu alleged and told eNewsroom, “It is another attempt to grab power in Jharkhand using constitutional bodies.”
Whereas, CPIML said that for several days a BJP MP has been forecasting the decision of the election commission against Hemant Soren. It also mentioned that the party is against the conspiracies to reverse the mandate of 2019.
Congress, one of the partners in the Soren government, has told its legislators to stay in the state capital on Friday.
However, while writing the news report, no official statements were made. However, sources confirmed that tomorrow, it will be made public by the governor.