Hours after being summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged illegal mining scam, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren joined the ruling alliance lawmakers at his residence on Wednesday to write a future strategy.
Soren heads an alliance government of his party JMM, Congress and RJD.
The state government also decided to call a special one-day session of the assembly on November 11 to pass the Bill, which had already been cleared by the cabinet, fixing 1932 as the base year to decide the status of the domicile in the state, against the state. the prevailing cut-off year of 1985.
CM Soren is unlikely to appear before the federal agency on Thursday, an official said. “The chief minister is scheduled to go to Raipur to attend the tribal festival on Thursday as per the long-fixed schedule. The CM is also scheduled to attend a cabinet meeting, besides participating in Sarkar Aapke Dwar programs in different districts on different dates,” said the official, who did not want to be named.
In fact, in an unprecedented move, the public relations department of the state government on Wednesday evening released a list of important official engagements from November 3 to November 15.
Soren’s party, JMM, has also threatened to wage a “street-to-assembly” battle against the “conspiracy” to destabilize his government.
“The conspiracy started in 2020 itself. The opposition is using the central agency to interfere in governance and destabilize the government. They want to steal the mandate of 2019, which was historic in the history of two decades of Jharkhand. We are ready to give a befitting reply and to launch a street struggle at assembly similar to what we did during the Jharkhand movement, which is still remembered by the people,” said JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya.
Meanwhile, the opposition BJP has decided to launch a week-long agitation from November 7 against the alleged corruption in the government.
“This government came in the name of Jal, Jungle, Zameen (to protect water, forest and land), but the people at the top looted the resources of the state. It is unfortunate that the CM himself and his members of the family are directly involved in corruption. CM’s political representative is in jail and people close to him have been questioned by ED. We will launch a statewide protest,” said Jharkhand BJP spokesperson Saroj Singh .