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Hemant Soren Wins Decisive Vote of Confidence in Jharkhand Assembly



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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren emerged victorious in a crucial trust vote held in the state Assembly, securing a clear mandate with the support of 45 legislators on Monday, July 8. The trust vote outcome sets the stage for an anticipated expansion of the cabinet, as revealed by Congress leader and Poreyahat MLA Pradeep Yadav.

The alliance formed by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) accounted for 45 MLAs in total, comprising 27 members from JMM, 17 from Congress, and one from Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), out of the 81-member Assembly. In contrast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trailed behind with 24 MLAs.

Currently, the Assembly’s strength stands at 76, following the transition of several members to the Lok Sabha, resignations, and expulsions. This adjustment in numbers has lowered the halfway mark to 38, making it easier for Hemant Soren to secure a comfortable majority.

Hemant Soren assumed office on July 4, taking over from Champai Soren, who had resigned months ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. Reflecting on his tumultuous journey, Soren recalled the political challenges and legal battles that culminated in his triumph. His swearing-in ceremony followed his bail release from custody in connection with money laundering allegations related to a land scam in the state capital.

Soren’s arrest on January 31 marked the second instance of a Jharkhand Chief Minister facing arrest by federal authorities just months before the Lok Sabha elections. In a surprising turn of events, he stepped down shortly before his arrest, passing on the leadership to Champai Soren, a trusted confidant and associate of his father, Shibu Soren.

Despite Hemant Soren’s legal troubles, the JMM fared well in the Lok Sabha elections, securing three seats—two more than the previous election. The coalition formed by JMM with Congress and RJD in the 2019 Assembly elections successfully clinched a strong majority, winning 47 seats out of the 81-member house, with JMM holding 30 seats, Congress 16, and RJD 1.

Rachel Adams

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