Amid the ongoing political crisis in the state, members of Jharkhand’s governing coalition on Tuesday arrived in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh capital Raipur by a chartered flight to thwart the BJP’s alleged poaching attempt, as reported by news agency PTI.
MLAs of ruling UPA in Jharkhand arrive in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur by chartered aircraft amid fear of `poaching’
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 30, 2022
For this, a 72 seater Indigo charter was booked.
People with knowledge of the situation stated that most were scheduled to depart for Raipur at approximately 4 pm and stay at Mayfair resort on the outskirts of Raipur.
A total of 47 rooms have been booked for MLAs in Mayfair Resort, Raipur. It is being informed that the MLAs will reach the resort at 7 pm. However, it is also being told that CM will not go with these MLAs.
According to a Chhattisgarh government official, plans were being made to host the politicians at the resort.
Since the ambiguity surrounding his fate began on Saturday, Soren has tried to convey that the ruling coalition of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is still in place.
In the midst of rumours that the legislators were being sent to a “friendly state” with a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) administration, he went on a boat ride at the Latratu dam in the Khunti district.
After receiving a report from ECI purportedly advising that governor Ramesh Bais remove Soren from consideration for office, the governor conducted back-to-back sessions with the lawmakers but has not yet made his decision public.
49 of the assembly’s 81 members are part of the ruling coalition. There are 30 members of the JMM, 18 in Congress, and 1 in the RJD. It has been claimed that the 26-member BJP, the largest opposition party, is attempting to topple the administration.
Over the weekend, there were rumours that the ruling alliance was moving its Legislators to Chhattisgarh or West Bengal.
An “office of profit” lawsuit against Soren alleges that he has a mining lease over a piece of property close to Ranchi, which might result in his disqualification under the Representation of the People’s Act.
In order to avoid being disqualified from receiving government contracts, Soren was accused by the BJP of breaking Section 9(A) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
The BJP has been charged by Soren’s office of flagrantly abusing its constitutional rights, and the party’s leaders and puppet journalists, according to the office, appear to have authored the ECI report, which was otherwise sealed under a cover.