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Jharkhand Floor Test highlights: ‘Will work in interest of people,’ says Champai Soren after winning trust vote

Jharkhand Floor Test highlights: Champai Soren government won the trust vote with 47 votes in the Jharkhand assembly on Monday.
Jharkhand CM Champai Soren speaking to media after winning trust vote in the assembly on Monday.
Jharkhand CM Champai Soren speaking to media after winning trust vote in the assembly on Monday.

Hemant Soren highlights: With the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led coalition MLAs returning to Ranchi from Hyderabad, attention has now turned to the floor test that chief minister Champai Soren won with 47 votes in the Jharkhand assembly on Monday. Champai Soren assumed the role of chief minister following Hemant Soren's arrest. Former chief minister Hemant Soren was released from jail to participate in voting....Read More

The Jharkhand Assembly, comprising 81 seats, has a majority mark of 41. The JMM-led coalition holds a comfortable majority with 48 MLAs, including 29 from JMM, 17 from Congress, and one each from RJD and CPI(ML). However, not all MLAs may participate in the floor test. The NDA has 29 MLAs, with BJP holding 26 seats and AJSU having 3. The remaining 3 seats belong to Independents and others.

The coalition MLAs were taken to Hyderabad to prevent any potential poaching attempts by the BJP. They spent the weekend at Leonia Resort under tight security, inaccessible to outsiders and other guests of the resort.

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Feb 5, 2024 5:02 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘His properties on benami,’ says state BJP chief on Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: On former chief minister Hemant Soren, state BJP president Babulal Marandi says, "He bought pieces of land by different names. This is benami property. He will get punishment for the sins he has committed....He will have to leave Jharkhand. What will he do here? He will also leave politics. What will he do when he is totally stuck? "

Feb 5, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘Informed ED whenever I got evidence,’ says Independent MLA Saryu Roy on Hemant Soren's arrest

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Independent MLA Saryu Roy on Hemant Soren's arrest says, “I was, in a way, part of this all. Whenever I got the evidence, I informed ED and other agencies. I believe Hemant Soren has made the mistake and that's why ED has arrested him.”

Feb 5, 2024 4:14 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘Wrongful arrest,’ says Kejriwal on Hemant Soren's ED arrest

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal on Hemant Soren's arrest by the Enforcement Directorate last week in a money laundering case says, "'Wrongful arrest' of sitting CM is not right, whatever is happening not good for democracy"

Feb 5, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Rahul Gandhi meets Hemant Soren's wife Kalpana after new govt formation

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met Kalpana Soren, the spouse of former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Monday, shortly after the newly established government, led by Chief Minister Champai Soren, successfully secured a vote of confidence in the state assembly.

Congress General Secretary of Communication, Jairam Ramesh, took to X to share the photograph of Rahul Gandhi with Kalpana Soren and said, “A few minutes before the public rally at the historic Shaheed Maidan in the HEC Complex of Ranchi, and a few minutes after the JMM-INC-RJD-CPI (ML) alliance convincingly defeated the BJP and its allies on the floor of the Vidhan Sabha, @RahulGandhi met with Kalpana Soren, Hemant Soren's wife, at their residence.”

Feb 5, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘Will work in interest of people,’ says Champai Soren after winning trust vote

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: After winning the trust vote today in the Jharkhand assembly, chief minister Champai Soren says, “The blueprint of the schemes made by Hemant Soren will be worked on rapidly...We will work well in the interest of the people...”

Feb 5, 2024 3:15 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: JMM MP Mahua Maji on party-led coalition winning floor test

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: After the floor test was won by JMM-led coalition in the Jharkhand Assembly, JMM MP Mahua Maji says, "This is the victory of democracy. All MLAs were united and this became possible due to the cleverness of Hemant Soren...Impossible became possible here. I think this has become an example. All the non-BJP states that are threatened will try to follow in the footsteps of Hemant Soren...Shibu Soren's son has shown bravery..."

Feb 5, 2024 3:06 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘We did not leave them to be purchased,’ says Cong leader on Jharkhand MLAs

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: On Jharkhand and Bihar Congress MLAs being shifted to Telangana before the floor test, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury says, "What is the issue here? That we haven't left our MLAs to be purchased by them? Their purchase politics has taken a hit after we have secured our MLAs. We are not spending from the government. We are spending our own money. What is their problem?"

Feb 5, 2024 2:50 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: ‘JMM does not trust its MLAs,’ says BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on MLAs taken to Hyderabad

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Regarding the JMM-led coalition MLAs who were taken to Hyderabad before the floor test in the Jharkhand assembly, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says, “On JMM doesn't trust its MLAs, Cong MLAs went to ‘eat biryani’ when they should be joining yatra.”

Feb 5, 2024 2:29 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: AJSU party chief on JMM winning trust vote

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: Former deputy chief minister of Jharkhand and president of AJSU Party, Sudesh Mahto after Champai Soren-led JMM wins trust vote in the Jharkhand assembly says, "Trust Vote happened on the basis of the members not based on the questions. They do not have an answer to the reason as to why this situation arose. The government was quiet on the questions raised on corruption..."

Feb 5, 2024 2:24 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: BJP leader Jagdambika Pal on Hemant Soren's arrest

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE: BJP leader Jagdambika Pal on former chief minister Hemant Soren's arrest says, “Independent agencies are doing investigations due to corruption done by (former Jharkhand CM) Hemant Soren. The people have lost their faith in the (JMM) government.”

Feb 5, 2024 2:07 PM IST

Champai Soren wins trust vote in Jharkhand assembly with 47 votes

Champai Soren wins trust vote in Jharkhand assembly

Feb 5, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Hemant Soren LIVE | ‘Will debate reasons behind seeking floor test’: AJSU chief

"We will discuss the current situation of the ruling party and debate the reasons behind seeking the floor test. There was no need to do this (relocation of ruling MLAs). No efforts were being made (by the opposition)," says All Jharkhand Students Union chief Sudesh Mahto on floor test in Jharkhand Assembly today.

Feb 5, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor Test LIVE Updates: Hemant Soren accuses Jharkhand governor CP Radhakrishnan of being involved in his arrest

Former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Monday accused governor CP Radhakrishnan of being involved in his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate last week.

"On the night of January 31, for the first time in the country, a CM was arrested...and I believe that Raj Bhavan was also involved in this incident," he said in the Jharkhand Assembly, ahead of the floor test.

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Feb 5, 2024 1:12 PM IST

Jharkhand floor test LIVE | ‘Aansu nahi bahaunga’: JMM leader Hemant Soren

Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren says, "Main aansu nahi bahaunga, aansu waqt ke liye rakhuga, aap logo ke liye aansu ka koi matlab nahi..."

Feb 5, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Hemant Soren LIVE | 'If proved, will quit politics': Hemant Soren on ED arrest in 8.5 acre land scam

Hemant Soren says, “Today I have been arrested on charges of 8.5 acre land scam. If they have the courage, then show the documents of the land registered in my name. If it is proved, I will quit politics.”

Feb 5, 2024 12:50 PM IST

"When will people be arrested from Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha?" questions Hemant Soren

"When will people be arrested from Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha?" asks Hemant Soren as he addresses the state Assembly

Feb 5, 2024 12:44 PM IST

Jharkhand floor test LIVE | ‘They couldn't see an Adivasi being a CM’: Hemant Soren

Soren challenged the Centre to hold him responsible in the 8 crore scam. He added, “They decided to remove me because they couldn't take an Adivasi sitting on the CM post. They had an issue that I was flying in planes, sitting in BMW cars, and staying in 5-star hotels.”

Feb 5, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor test: When they couldn't win politically, they stabbed me in the back, says Hemant Soren

“When they couldn't win politically, they stabbed me in the back”, said Hemant Soren addressing the assembly.

Feb 5, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor test LIVE | ‘They think by putting me behind bars…’: Hemant Soren

“They think by putting me behind bars, they will succeed, this is Jharkhand. This is Jharkhand, this is a state where Adivasis have fought for their rights in every city,” Hemant Soren says.

Feb 5, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor test LIVE | ‘Evening of Jan 31 a black day’: former CM Hemant Soren on ED's arrest

The evening of Jan 31 was a black day. It was the first time a CM was arrested like that. I believe the Raj Bhavan was a part of [ED's arrest] the events that unfolded, says former CM Hemant Soren.

Feb 5, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor test LIVE | ‘Wherever you go, you will see Hemant Soren's schemes’: Champai Soren

“I am the student of Shibu Soren who taught me during the Jharkhand Andolan. Today, wherever you go, you will see Hemant Soren's schemes. He lit a diya in everyone's heart. This cannot be undone,” Champai Soren says.

Feb 5, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Jharkhand Floor test LIVE | “ED, IT exist to save the Central government,” CM Champai Soren says

“ED, IT exist to save the Central government and to wrongfully bring them to power in State assemblies,” CM Champai Soren says

Feb 5, 2024 12:27 PM IST

“We are bringing trust vote today, but Hemant babu proved it in 2019 only”: CM Champai Soren

“We are bringing trust vote today, but Hemant babu proved it in 2019 only,” CM Champai Soren says.

Feb 5, 2024 12:24 PM IST

‘Hemant hai to himmat hai’: CM Champai Soren addresses Jharkhand Assembly

“Hemant hai to himmat hai (If Hemant Soren is there we have courage) and The Adivasis and moolvasis of Jharkhand suffered from economic, social suppression. Hemant babu thought of them. He linked all people deprived to welfare schemes. 'ye kya gunaah hai kya' (is this a crime),” CM Champai Soren addresses Jharkhand Assembly.

Feb 5, 2024 12:21 PM IST

‘I am part 2 of Hemant Soren’: CM Champai Soren

Jharkhand CM Champai Soren declares in assembly during floor test debate,"I proudly say that I am part-2 of Hemant Soren."

Feb 5, 2024 12:19 PM IST

‘BJP tried to destabilise democratically elected govt’, says CM Champai Soren in assembly

CM Champai Soren in assembly during trust vote, says, “BJP tried to destabilise democratically elected Jharkhand government”.

Feb 5, 2024 12:15 PM IST

Champai Soren moves confidence motion in Jharkhand assembly

Jharkhand chief minister Champai Soren moves confidence motion in 81-member Jharkhand Assembly

Feb 5, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Champai Soren begins speaking in Jharkhand Assembly

Current CM Champai Soren is currently speaking in Jharkhand Assembly

Feb 5, 2024 11:53 AM IST

Legislators protest between Speaker's speech

Legislators begin protesting between Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan's speech ahead of the floor test.

Feb 5, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Arrested Former Jharkhand CM received warm welcome with slogans inside Assembly

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister, who was arrested, received a warm welcome with slogans of 'Hemant Soren Zindabad' inside the Assembly.

Feb 5, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan addresses the state assembly

Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan is currently addressing the state assembly ahead of the floor test.

Feb 5, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Jharkhand HC seeks response from ED on Soren's plea against arrest

The Jharkhand High Court has requested a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the petition filed by Hemant Soren against the arrest. The court has instructed the ED to submit the reply by February 9. The next hearing is on February 12.

Feb 5, 2024 11:04 AM IST

Jharkhand CM Champai Soren arrives at the state Assembly

Jharkhand CM Champai Soren arrives at the state Assembly

Feb 5, 2024 11:01 AM IST

JMM-led ruling alliance MLAs arrive at State Assembly in Ranchi

Feb 5, 2024 10:58 AM IST

‘Left Ranchi's dhaan for Hyderabad's biryani’: BJP leader Anant Kumar Ojha

"They continuously insulted and harassed the constitutional organisations. They don't even have confidence in their own MLAs that's why they (JMM, RJD, Congress MLAs) left Ranchi's 'dhaan' (rice) for Hyderabad's 'biryani'," says BJP leader Anant Kumar Ojha ahead of the floor test in Jharkhand Assembly today.

Feb 5, 2024 10:57 AM IST

‘Don't have any strategy’: BJP MLA Amit Mandal

"We don't have any strategy, we believe in Constitution. We don't believe in operation lotus, it's just a propaganda set by media. We believe in Constitution, and we will do anything possible within the premises of Constitution," says Godda BJP MLA Amit Mandal.

Feb 5, 2024 10:54 AM IST

Watch: Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren enters State Assembly in Ranchi for floor test

Feb 5, 2024 10:49 AM IST

‘BJP never indulges in such wrongdoings…’: BJP leader Babulal Marandi on poaching allegations

"They (JMM) don't trust their own MLAs and that is why this situation has arised. The BJP never indulges in such wrongdoings (referring to allegations of poaching). Those who are in politics just for money and family, they are involved in such activities," says BJP leader Babulal Marandi.

Feb 5, 2024 10:47 AM IST

Watch: ED officials depart from ED office in Ranchi with former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Feb 5, 2024 10:36 AM IST

‘Everyone can see out unity’: JMM Lok Sabha MP Vijay Kumar Hansda

JMM Lok Sabha MP Vijay Kumar Hansda says, "I think everyone can see our unity. We stand strongly with Hemant Soren. People have understood the dirty game of BJP..."

Feb 5, 2024 10:33 AM IST

Jharkhand Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto arrives at Assembly in Ranchi

Jharkhand Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto arrives at Assembly in Ranchi ahead of floor test.

Feb 5, 2024 10:32 AM IST

Watch: JMM-Led ruling alliance MLAs depart Circuit House in Ranchi for State Assembly

Feb 5, 2024 10:30 AM IST

‘JMM is scared of its MLAs’: Jharkhand BJP President Babulal Marandi

Jharkhand BJP President Babulal Marandi arrives at the State Assembly in Ranchi. He says, "...JMM is scared of its MLAs and that is why they are keeping an eye on them. BJP does not do anything wrong like this (poaching of MLAs). We do not make democracy a shop. People who do politics for money and family do this kind of work."

Feb 5, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Latest visuals from Circuit House in Ranchi where JMM-led ruling alliance MLAs are staying

Feb 5, 2024 10:16 AM IST

Watch: Jharkhand BJP MLAs arrive at the State Assembly in Ranchi ahead of the Floor Test

Jharkhand BJP MLAs arrive at the State Assembly in Ranchi ahead of the Floor Test.

Feb 5, 2024 10:15 AM IST

‘Our party with NDA’: Ajit Pawar faction MLA Kamlesh Kumar Singh

On the Floor Test of Jharkhand CM Champai Soren-led government, NCP (Ajit Pawar faction) MLA Kamlesh Kumar Singh told reporters, "Our party is with NDA & whatever decision NDA takes, we will support them..."

Feb 5, 2024 10:07 AM IST

‘Let's see what happens’: Jharkhand BJP MLA Aparna Sen Gupta

"Let's see what happens. You all will also see. It is just a matter of some time," says Jharkhand BJP MLA Aparna Sen Gupta.

Feb 5, 2024 9:55 AM IST

‘Capital of resort politics in India’: BJP leader Rachana Reddy

Rachana Reddy, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Hyderabad, criticised the relocation of Jharkhand MLAs to Telangana, claiming that the Congress-ruled state was purportedly "misusing resources."

Reddy told ANI, "Telangana right now has become the centre, the capital of resort politics in India...The resources and the money of Telangana are all being pulled towards allegedly protecting their MLAs from being poached..."

Feb 5, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Watch: Bus pulls up at Circuit House in Ranchi, where JMM-led ruling alliance MLAs are staying

A bus pulls up at the Circuit House in Ranchi, where MLAs of the JMM-led ruling alliance are currently accommodated.

Feb 5, 2024 9:23 AM IST

ED files petition in Jharkhand HC challenging FIR against officials by ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a petition in the Jharkhand High Court challenging the FIR lodged against its officials by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren under the SC/ST Act. The petition was submitted on February 3rd.

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