Jharkhand political crisis: Victory for Hemant Soren government in trust vote in Assembly

Debjit Mukherjee: Jharkhand Assembly on Monday passed the confidence motion tabled by Chief Minister Hemant Soren amid a boycott by the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP). Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tabled the confidence motion in Assembly amid noisy scenes by opposition. A total of 48 MLAs voted in favour of confidence motion tabled by CM Hemant Soren in 81-member Jharkhand Assembly.

“The opposition has destroyed democracy… BJP has been indulging in horse-trading of legislators… We will show our strength in the House” Soren said in the assembly.

“People purchase commodities in the market, but the BJP buys legislators” he alleged.

Hemant Soren also claimed that his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma indulged in “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. Soren alleged that the BJP was trying to create “a civil war-like situation” in the country by fueling riots to win elections.