Raipur, Sep 1: Jharkhand’s ruling coalition MLAs, who’re staying in a resort in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur because the final two days, on Thursday claimed an try was being made to destabilize their authorities and it was their proper to guard democracy.
The MLAs of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), which consists of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), additionally focused the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP), saying the saffron outfit ought to be requested why a state of affairs has been created the place they needed to go away their state and are available and keep in Raipur.
In Ranchi, a delegation of UPA leaders in Jharkhand advised Governor Ramesh Bais that it was shocked over the “selective leaks made” from the Raj Bhavan on the Election Fee’s (EC) advice, as hypothesis continued to be rife over Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s disqualification as an MLA, however asserted there was no menace to the coalition authorities.
4 ruling coalition MLAs – Dipika Pandey, Sudivya Kumar, Bhushan Bara and Stephen Marandi — accompanied by Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur, got here out of the resort within the night and interacted with media individuals tenting outdoors the luxurious resort since Tuesday night. Requested concerning the taunts of the BJP, the principle opposition social gathering in Jharkhand, that they have been picnicking within the resort, Pandey mentioned the saffron outfit has no proper to make such statements.
“The BJP does not have a right to say such things. You (the media) are asking questions to us. Did you ask these questions in Assam when a drama was staged with the people of Maharashtra (referring to MLAs of Eknath Shinde’s faction staying at a Guwahat hotel after rebellion in the Shiv Sena in June)? We have come here and staying on our own (expenses). We do not need anyone’s money,” she mentioned.
“An attempt is being made to destabilize our government (in Jharkhand) which is very shameful. You should not put questions here, but instead ask questions to the Union Home Minister and the Prime Minister,” Pandey said. The UPA legislator said the Jharkhand cabinet has taken a number of pre-people decisions which has created a “festival-like” situation in the state.
“We’re right here however there’s a festival-like state of affairs in Ranchi and in our respective constituencies due to the selections taken within the curiosity of individuals in at this time’s cupboard assembly in Jharkhand,” she said. “We couldn’t participate of their celebrations and of their grief. All of us are critical and honest MLAs. However questions ought to be requested to them why such a state of affairs has unfolded (that they’d come and keep in a resort in one other state),” Pandey said.
Queried whether there was fear that ruling coalition MLAs will be “poached” using money, Pandey said, “If there is a threat of theft in your house, won’t you strengthen its locks? If we all want to save our majority government it is our right. It is our right to protect democracy.”
The JMM-Congress-RJD coalition in Jharkhand on Tuesday flew its 32 MLAs to Raipur to in a bid to thwart the BJP’s possible attempt to poach them amid ongoing political crises in the state, and shifted them to the luxurious resort in Nava Raipur, local Congress sources said. The BJP has denied any role in the latest political crisis in the tribal-dominated state.
On Wednesday, four MLAs who are also ministers flew back to Ranchi to attend Thursday’s cabinet meeting, while another legislator from the Jharkhand capital arrived in Raipur to join his colleagues in the resort.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren did not accompany the UPA MLAs to Raipur, but some senior JMM leaders are with them, sources added. Following a petition by the BJP seeking Soren’s disqualification from the Assembly in an office of profit case, the EC sent its decision to state Governor Ramesh Bais on August 25.
Though the EC’s decision is not yet made public, there was a buzz that the poll panel has recommended the chief minister’s disqualification as an MLA. The Raj Bhavan, however, has not yet made any official announcement on the issue. On Thursday, the Jharkhand cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Soren in Ranchi, decided to request the governor for a day’s special assembly session on September 5.
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