Jharkhand Governor’s ‘silence’ on CM Hemant Soren left the ruling party uneasy

New Delhi: Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais is yet to take action against Chief Minister Hemant Soren in an office of profit case, though it has been almost a week since he sent his recommendation to the Election Commission.

The ‘silence’ has worried leaders of the ruling coalition ever since the Election Commission sent the recommendation in a sealed cover on August 25.

JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya told ET, “If the Election Commission has given any recommendation, the governor should act on it.” “Such uncertainty gives the BJP an opportunity to destabilize the government,” he alleged. In Ranchi, the leaders of the ruling coalition held a press conference on Monday and demanded the Governor to take a decision soon.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel also questioned the delay. Baghel alleged in Raipur, “I have heard that the Election Commission sent the recommendation in a sealed cover a week ago and it has not been opened yet. It means something is cooking. That’s why we sold our MLAs for horse-trading,” Baghel alleged in Raipur. Moved to stop.” Wednesday.

The BJP, on the other hand, stepped up its attack on Hemant Soren by refusing to talk about an appointed governor of the Modi government. Jharkhand BJP president Deepak Prakash told ET on Raj Bhavan’s ‘silence’, “Law takes its own course and for every law there is a procedure.” We are not the one to comment on that. “The ruling MLAs of the state are visiting Raipur to have fun, which has made the state miserable,” he alleged.

Some senior leaders are of the view that if the decision had only been to disqualify Soren from his MLA membership, it would not have affected the government. According to experts, the governor’s decision is likely to be announced only over the weekend or early next week. He is getting legal advice on the recommendation of the Election Commission and is looking at precedents.

The governor has otherwise been proactive. He summoned the state DGP over the murder of a girl in Dumka and criticized the state for “poor” law and order. He took cognizance of the alleged brutality on a tribal woman at the hands of suspended BJP leader Seema Patra in Ranchi. He has also sought a report on the incident of damage to the houses of Mahadalit families in Palamu.