elected governments” in states not ruled by the BJP, including Jharkhand. He alleged that the BJP was trying to create a “civil war situation in the country by fueling the riots to win the elections”.
About 26 MPs from the ruling coalition who had been camping at a resort town of Raipur in Chhattisgarh since August 30 landed in Ranchi on Sunday. The MPs were moved to Raipur after the ruling UPA coalition raised concerns that the BJP was trying to poach lawmakers.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Alam said: “A state of confusion reigns in Jharkhand. Our delegation met with the Governor (Thursday) and he assured us to clear the air in a day or two. But nothing has happened so far. Therefore, we will raise our points in the Assembly and prove our majority. Following a BJP petition calling for Soren’s disqualification from the Assembly in a for-profit office case, the Electoral Commission (EC) sent its decision to Governor Ramesh Bais on August 25, sparking a political crisis in the state. .
Although the EC’s decision has yet to be made official, rumor has it that the polling committee has recommended the chief minister’s disqualification as an MP. The ruling UPA has claimed that the disqualification of the CM as a deputy will not affect the government, because the JMM-Congress-RJD coalition enjoys an absolute majority in the Chamber of 81 members.
After a meeting with UPA MPs on September 1 on the issue, the governor traveled to Delhi on Friday, sparking further speculation.
In a joint statement Aug. 28, UPA voters accused Bais of encouraging political bargaining by deliberately delaying the announcement of the decision. Soren’s party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), believes that the BJP may seriously attempt to poach MPs from the party as well as from the allied Congress with the aim of overthrowing the government in a manner similar to that of Maharashtra.
The JMM, the largest party, has 30 deputies, the Congress 18 legislators and the RJD one. The main opposition party, the BJP, has 26 MPs in the House.
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