'Satanic Forces Attempting To Destabilise Government': Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Amid Disqualification Row

'Satanic Forces Attempting To Destabilise Government': Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Amid Disqualification Row

New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday asserted that he would fight till his last drop of blood and alleged that ‘satanic forces’ were trying to bring down his democratically-elected government, news agency PTI reported.   

Addressing a government event in Latehar, Soren lashed out at the Opposition saying, “Not able to compete with us politically, our opponents are misusing the constitutional institutions. They are using ED, CBI, Lokpal and Income Tax Department to destabilise our government. But we are not worried about it. We have been given this mandate not by the opponents but by the people.”

It is to be noted that Soren’s remarks come a day after the Election Commission of India (ECI) sent a letter to Jharkhand Raj Bhawan asking Governor Ramesh Bais to disqualify Hemant Soren as a legislator for violating electoral norms.

According to Raj Bhavan sources, the governor is likely to reply to the ECI recommendation on Saturday.

“The state underwent Covid situation for two years. Now, when we accelerated our pace of development, satanic forces are out of their holes to put up a blockade on our speed. Such forces can do anything but can never stop me from doing work for my people,” Soren said.

According to the report, CM Soren inaugurated and laid the foundations of several projects worth Rs 231.27 crore at the event.

“I am the son of a tribal and fear is not there in a tribal’s DNA. I will be fighting till the last drop of blood in my body,” he said, adding, “We are not power hungry. We are here under a constitutional system just to work for the welfare of the people. Did anyone ever think that every old, widow and single woman will get pension? This was made possible by your son with your blessings.”

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He further slammed the Centre saying that it failed to sanction more funds that his government had urged for pension to the Jharkhand people.

The chief minister also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu, saying, “It is unfortunate that on the occasion of World Tribal Day (August 9), the prime minister and the tribal president of the country did not even find it appropriate to extend good wishes to the tribal society of the country. In their eyes we are not ‘adivasis’ (tribals) but ‘vanvasis’ (forest dwellers).”