Taking to Twitter, Hemant Soren shared a video of several Jharkhand Police personnel thanking him with chants of "Hemant Soren Zindabad" after the state cabinet passed a proposal to approve compensatory leaves for them. Soren wrote that one can buy constitutional institutions, but cannot do the same with public support. “This affection of thousands of our hardworking policemen of Jharkhand and the support of the people is my strength. We are ready! Hail Jharkhand,” his tweet, loosely translated from Hindi, read.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.
Amid this controversy, SP Maurya met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and later told reporters that the former will “make a statement at the right time”, ANI quoted him as saying. Though Yadav has not spoken about the matter, it is believed that he is unhappy over Maurya's remarks. Several SP MLAs have distanced themselves from Maurya.