Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday asked Governor Ramesh Bais to provide him a copy of the recommendation made by the Election Commission for taking action against him in an office-of-profit case.
In a meeting with Bais, Soren urged the governor to dispel speculation on whether he would be disqualified as an MLA from the Assembly.
आज राजभवन में माननीय राजपाल श्री रमेश बैस जी से मुलाकात कर राज्य में विगत तीन सप्ताह से अधिक समय से उत्पन्न अनापेक्षित और दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण परिस्थितियों की अनिश्चितता को दूर करने हेतु पत्र सौंपा जिससे इस भ्रम की स्थिति में भाजपा द्वारा किये जा रहे अनैतिक प्रयास से उसे रोका जा सके। pic.twitter.com/TOr1ta7Njt
— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) September 15, 2022
A political crisis has been looming over Jharkhand since media reports on August 25 said that the Election Commission has sought Soren’s disqualification as an MLA.
The chief minister is facing allegations against him in an office-of-profit case. The case is based on a complaint filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging that Soren allotted a mining lease in his own name. Soren also holds the mining portfolio in Jharkhand.
The Election Commission had informed the governor about its decision in a sealed cover, the reports had said. However, Soren maintained that he did not receive any communication either…