32 UPA MLAs shift to Raipur to avoid group split

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday shifted 32 United Progressive Alliance (UPA) MLAs to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur in an attempt to keep the flock alive.

Soren said the transfer of MLAs was a part of the UPA’s strategy to thwart any horse-trading attempts by the opposition BJP in the state. He has called a meeting of his cabinet ministers on 1 September.

“This is not a new tradition. The ruling coalition is ready to face any situation. Plans are made on strategy and you have seen a glimpse of strategy before and even today. In future also, you will see that the ruling coalition will give a befitting reply to the conspirators in the state,” the CM said while coming out of the Ranchi airport.

When he too leaves the state, the CM replied, “I will contact you on this.”

The UPA MLAs started reaching Soren’s official residence since morning carrying bags and luggage. After a brief meeting and lunch, they left for Ranchi airport in two luxury buses. Soren and some ministers from his cabinet also accompanied the MLAs to the airport. However, sources said that six ministers from JMM quota in the state are among the 17 MLAs who did not go to Raipur.

Sources said that the MLAs will stay at the Mayfair Lake Resort in Raipur. The ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh has already made all the arrangements.

The JMM(S) MLAs who did not board the IndiGo flight to Raipur include CM Hemant Soren, his brother Basant Soren, Lobin Hembram, Joba Manjhi, Champai Soren, Jagarnath Mahto, Hafizul Hasan, Mithilesh Thakur and Savita Mahto. Were. Surgery).

Sources said that Basant Soren and Lobin Hembram have been asked to camp in Dumka in the wake of the Ankita murder case.

Pradeep Yadav from Congress’s court did not go due to ill health, Mamta Devi is recovering after delivery and three MLAs trapped in the case of cash recovery are in Kolkata.

Sources said that state Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey, JPCC president Rajesh Thakur and four ministers from Congress quota will return to Ranchi on Wednesday as the CM has called a cabinet meeting on September 1.

It is noteworthy that the Governor’s House is still silent on the letter of the Election Commission sent to the Governor in the matter of office of profit of CM Hemant Soren.