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Jharkhand: JMM Led Alliance MLAs Could Not To Hyderabad Due to Poor Visibility

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Jharkhand: JMM Led Alliance MLAs Could Not To Hyderabad Due to Poor Visibility

As the political turmoil in Jharkhand continues, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislative party leader Champai Soren still awaits to take over as Chief Minister. Governor CP Radhakrishnan is yet to accept his claim.

Given the unfolding of the drama, the MLAs backing Champai Soren were set to be flown out to Hyderabad to avoid any horse-trading attempts. However, it is understood that due to low visibility, the aircraft could not take off.

Governor Will Take An Official Decision Soon On The Matter, Consulting Legal Experts

On Thursday, Champai Soren reached Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor over the government formation in the state following the resignation and arrest of Hemant Soren. Soren was accompanied by Congress legislative party leader Alamgir Alam, RJD MLA Satyanand Bhokta, CPI (ML) L legislator Vinod Singh and lawmaker Pradeep Yadav. “Governor has assured us of taking an official decision soon on our request to form govt,” Soren said after meeting the Governor.

Sources said that in the latest meeting, while the Governor has acknowledged Soren’s staking claim to form the government, he is yet to officially accept the same. “Champai Soren has met the Governor and demanded to complete the process of government formation soon. The Governor said that legal experts are being consulted and their opinion is being sought. A call to form the government will be sent soon,” sources said.

The Governor had allotted time to the JMM-led alliance in the state to meet him at 5.30 pm. Champai Soren became the new leader of the JMM legislative party after Hemant Soren resigned on Wednesday night. The former chief minister put in his resignation in light of the ED investigation in a money laundering case and subsequent arrest.

While JMM is seeking to form the government with Champai Soren as the new Chief Minister, sources said that around 35 JMM, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and Congress MLAs are likely to be shifted to Hyderabad from Ranchi by two charter planes. Initially, they were supposed to take off at 10:30 a.m. from Ranchi Airport, and all the formalities for its arrival was completed. But poor weather disrupted the plan.

“All the MLAs from Jharkhand are being brought to Hyderabad by charter plane. The plane will take off with everyone Thursday evening. All the MLAs from Jharkhand Circuit House have left for the airport,” sources said.

This move seemed to have been triggered by fear of horse-trading before the show of strength by Champai Soren. Till yesterday, there was a lot of speculation that Hemant Soren’s wife Kalpana would replace him. However, it ultimately emerged that Champai Soren had been elected the leader of the JMM.

Champai Soren Has Support Of 47 MLAs, JMM Will Continue To Work To Safeguard Pride Of Jharkhand

Soon after Hemant Soren resigned and was arrested by ED, Champai Soren said he had the support of 47 MLAs and would continue to safeguard the pride of Jharkhand. “We will continue to work to safeguard the pride of Jharkhand. We have staked a claim to form the government in the state. We have the support of 47 MLAs. You have seen how the voice of the Adivasis here has been suppressed over the years,” he said on Wednesday night.

Additionally, Champai Soren penned a letter to the Governor, putting forth his claim to form the new government in the state.

However, as mentioned earlier, till latest received, the flight bound for Hyderabad could not take off owing to poor visibility. The JMM legislators are still held up in Ranchi.

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