Jharkhand Assembly Trust Vote: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren wins the trust vote in the state assembly on Monday, amid allegations that a tactic to hound opposition BJP legislators prompted the move.
BJP MLAs walked out in protest over the ethics of this vote.
The ruling coalition has 49 MLAs in the 81-member assembly, their majority is 41. The largest party JMM has 30 MLAs, one vote tied to Congress 18 and Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
The main opposition BJP has 26 MLAs.
26 MLAs of the main opposition BJP are present.
After a BJP plea disqualifying him as an MLA in an office-of-profit case against Hemant Soren, his chief ministership was in question.
The opposition BJP alleged that Hemant Soren had violated election rules by giving himself a mining lease. They said about disqualification as MLA. The party has called for fresh elections and demanded the chief minister’s resignation on “moral grounds”.
If Soren is disqualified as an MLA, he cannot hold his position as Chief Minister.
For their part, Soren and his party, the JMM, have faced allegations against the BJP that they are trying to take advantage of the crisis and lure the ruling coalition’s legislators to bring down the elected government, which has been observed in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and other states.
On Sunday, a team of more than 30 MLAs from the JMM-led UPA alliance in Jharkhand, who arrived in neighboring Chhattisgarh five days ago over allegations of a hunting bid by the opposition BJP, returned to Ranchi.
“They want to create an environment where 2 states fight against each other. They create an environment of civil war and are ready to riot to win elections. As long as the UPA government is here, such a plot will not survive. [They] will get a befitting political answer, ” Chief Minister commented on the no-confidence motion.