Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Wins Trust Vote, accuses Assam CM of Indulging in ‘Poaching’ of UPA MLAs

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Speaking on the motion, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “BJP wants to create division in the state and instill fear but till the UPA government is in place the BJP’s plan will not succeed.”

Team Clarion

RANCHI — Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday won the trust vote amid a threat of disqualification in an office of profit case.

Soren got 48 votes, while the BJP walked out during the House proceedings.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tabled a confidence motion in the Jharkhand Assembly. He claimed that the BJP was attempting to poach UPA MLAs, which prompted him to take the step.

Soren also claimed that his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma indulged in the “purchase” of Jharkhand MLAs.

“The saffron party is trying to destabilise democratically elected governments in non-BJP ruled states. The Assam CM had also attempted to purchase Jharkhand legislators,” Soren said in the assembly, amid protests by opposition members, who trooped into the well of the House, shouting slogans, reports The Indian Express.

Soren alleged that the BJP was trying to create “a civil war-like situation” in the country by fueling riots to win elections.

“Himanta Biswa Sarma indulged in purchase of Jharkhand MLAs. BJP attempting to ‘civil war’ like situation in the country by fuelling riots to win elections,” Soren said while attacking the saffron party.

Speaking on the motion, Soren said, “BJP wants to create division in the state and instill fear but till the UPA government is in place the BJP’s plan will not succeed.”

A majority of the UPA MLAs were sent to Raipur and arrived in Ranchi on Sunday evening amid a threat of poaching.

Soren’s government is running with the support of Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

(With agency inputs)

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