Friday, June 14, 2024

Jharkhand: Ruling alliance leaders meet Governor

Leaders of the ruling JMM-Congress coalition government in Jharkhand met Governor Ramesh Bais Thursday amid an order on Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s possible disqualification as an MLA is awaited.

Pointing out that the disqualification of the Chief Minister will not affect the government since the coalition has the numbers, a letter wrote by ruling alliance MLAS requested that the Governor “declare the opinion (if any) received from the Election Commission”.

The MLAs have complained that “leaks” from the Governor’s office are causing the commotion.

“The purported selective leaks from Your Excellency’s office are creating a state of chaos, confusion and uncertainty which vitiates the administration and governance of the state. This also encourages political brinkmanship to destabilise the democratically elected government headed by Hemant Soren by illegal means,” read the letter.

Governor has denied that the leaks are from office and has assured to provide clarity on the situation within two days, said Congress working president Bandhu Tirkey.

“The Chief Minister is not resigning. The Governor is seeking legal opinion and has assured that the situation will be made clear within two days. We also questioned how selective information is being leaked to media. He assured that the source is not in his office,” Tirkey was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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