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Highlights: Hemant Soren arrested by ED in land scam case

Hemant Soren News Live: The ruling JMM-led coalition has proposed the name of Champai Soren as the next chief minister of Jharkhand.
Hemant Soren News Live: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.
Hemant Soren News Live: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

Hemant Soren News LIVE: In a major development, former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after more than seven hours of questioning in a money laundering case linked to a land scam. Shortly before this, Hemant Soren tendered his resignation to Governor CP Radhakrishnan at the Raj Bhavan, where he went along with alliance legislators....Read More

Amidst the drama, the ruling JMM-led coalition proposed the name of senior leader Champai Soren as the next chief minister of Jharkhand.

Also Read | Who is Champai Soren, Jharkhand's next CM?

On Tuesday, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief chaired a meeting with MLAs of his ruling coalition amid allegations by the BJP that the JMM chief was "absconding" to avoid the Enforcement Directorate's probe into an alleged land scam case.

A day prior to this, ED officials visited Soren's residence in Delhi to question him. The central agency seized two cars and 36 lakh but did not find the JMM leader. Following this, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey alleged that the Jharkhand CM was a "bhagoda" (absconding) and that there was a proposal to make Soren's wife the chief minister of the state.

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Jan 31, 2024 11:18 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's ‘BJP Vipaksh Mitao Cell’ jibe at ED over Hemant Soren's arrest | READ

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the arrest of former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.

“ED, CBI, IT etc are no longer government agencies. They are now the ‘Vipaksh Mitao Cell (Remove opposition cell) of the BJP. The BJP, itself sunk deep in corruption, is running a campaign to destroy democracy,” Gandhi said in a post on social platform X. Read More

Jan 31, 2024 11:00 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Medical team at ED office

A medical team has reached the Enforcement Directorate's office to do a medical checkup of Hemant Soren, ANI reports.

Jan 31, 2024 10:39 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Jharkhand governor confirms Hemant Soren's resignation

Jharkhand governor shared on X that Hemant Soren's resignation from CM's post has been accepted.

Jan 31, 2024 10:33 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Former Jharkhand CM moves against ED summons

Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has filed a writ petition in the Jharkhand HC against ED summons, reports ANI. The case will be taken up at 10:30 am tomorrow.

Jan 31, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Rahul Gandhi says ED, CBI, no longer government agencies

Amid the political developments in Jharkhand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised central investigative agencies.

“ED, CBI, IT etc. are no longer government agencies, now they have become BJP's ‘eliminate opposition cell’,” he wrote on X in Hindi. “The BJP itself, steeped in corruption, is running a campaign to destroy democracy in its obsession with power.”

Jan 31, 2024 10:20 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Kalpana Soren arrives at ED office in Ranchi

According to ANI, Hemant Soren's wife Kalpana Soren has arrived at the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) office in Ranchi. Soren has been arrested by the ED in a money laundering case linked to a land scam.

Jan 31, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Former Jharkhand CM arrested by ED

In a first, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Hemant Soren, moments after he demitted the office of Jharkhand chief minister, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with its probe into an alleged land scam in the state, people familiar with the development told HT.

Jan 31, 2024 10:09 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Congress leader accuses BJP of misusing central agencies

On the political developments in Jharkhand, Congress leader Surendra Rajput accuses the BJP of using ED, CBI and IT against the Opposition.

"In Jharkhand, tribal CM Hemant Soren is continuously being harassed for an old case in which no evidence was found. He will not bow down. Congress party will support whoever he selects for the CM post,” he says, according to PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 9:54 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Mallikarjun Kharge on Hemant Soren's resignation

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it of misusing the Enforcement Directorate against Hemant

Soren and forcing him to resign.

“If anyone is not with Modi ji, he will go to jail. Getting ED to go after Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren and forcing him to resign amounts to the destruction of federalism,” Kharge posted on social platform X. Read more.

Jan 31, 2024 9:53 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: ‘Hemant Soren looted Jharkhand,’ alleges BJP MP

“In four years of rule, Hemant Soren looted Jharkhand. Soren was part of liquor scam, land scam and mining scam. But nobody is bigger than law, all are same under it,” BJP MP Deepak Prakash tells PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 9:44 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: JMM coalition claims support of 47 MLAs

Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam claims that the ruling coalition has the support of 47 MLAs.

"Hemant Soren has resigned as the CM, Champai Soren's name has been proposed as the CM by the alliance. We have given signatures of 43 MLAs, 47 MLAs are with us," Alam tells PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 9:40 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Hemant Soren arrives at his residence after handing over his resignation

Hemant Soren has now arrived at his residence after handing over his resignation as Jharkhand CM to Governor CP Radhakrishnan at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.

Jan 31, 2024 9:27 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Who is Champai Soren, Jharkhand's next CM?

Champai Soren is a prominent tribal leader and politician from the state of Jharkhand. Champai Soren currently serves in the Jharkhand government as minister of transport.

Born into a family rooted in agricultural farming, Champai Soren, son of Simal Soren, received his early education in the government school and studied till 10th grade. His entry into politics coincided with the burgeoning demands for a separate Jharkhand state, where he swiftly aligned himself with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). Know more about him.

Jan 31, 2024 9:15 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: 'Raj Bawan is working as BJP's agent,' Congress MLA alleges

Congress MLA Dipika Pandey Singh accuses the Raj Bhawan of working as an “agent of the BJP”.


"We are called at the ED office and given time. After that, we were insulted and asked to leave...Raj Bawan is working as BJP's agent…" she tells reporters.

Jan 31, 2024 9:12 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Hemant Soren under ED custody, claims JMM MP

JMM MP Mahua Maji tells reporters: "The CM is in ED custody. The CM has gone to the Governor with the ED team to submit his resignation... Champai Soren will be the new Chief Minister... We have enough numbers..."

Jan 31, 2024 9:05 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: Hemant Soren resigns as Jharkhand CM

JMM leader Hemant Soren has resigned as Jharkhand Chief Minister. The ruling JMM-led coalition has proposed the name of senior leader Champai Soren as the new state head.

"Hemant Soren has resigned as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The ruling JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has proposed the name of senior JMM leader Champai Soren as the new CM," state Congress president Rajesh Thakur was quoted as saying by PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 8:57 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: JMM, Congress leaders at Raj Bhawan

MLAs of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Congress are at the Raj Bhawan to stake claims to form a new government in the state.

“We have come to Raj Bhawan to present our claim for forming the new government. Our CM (Hemant Soren) will resign. So we are here with all our MLAs. (JMM leader) Champai Soren will be the new CM of Jharkhand,” Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur tells PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 8:54 PM IST

Hemant Soren News Live: ‘We have more than required MLAs,’ says JMM MP

JMM leader Mahua Maji says that the party has more than the required number of MLAs.

"As you saw, CM (Hemant Soren) has gone to meet the Governor, along with the ED team. The party has decided that Champai Soren be made the next CM. We have more than the required number of MLAs," says Mahua tells PTI.

Jan 31, 2024 8:50 PM IST

Hemant Soren-ED LIVE updates: JMM leaders confirms Champai Soren's name

Jharkhand Minister and JMM leader Mithilesh Thakur says that the leaders of the JMM have picked Champai Soren as the leader of the Legislative Party.

"...We have chosen our leader...Our CM will be Champai Soren..." Thakur told ANI.

Jan 31, 2024 8:46 PM IST

Hemant Soren-ED LIVE updates: ED officials leave from CM's resident

The officials of the Enforcement Directorate have left the residence of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, ANI reports.

Jan 31, 2024 8:42 PM IST

Hemant Soren-ED LIVE updates: Hemant Soren has decided to resign, says state Cong president

Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur tells ANI: "CM Hemant Soren has decided to resign. Champai Soren has been chosen as the new leader of the Legislative party... All the MLAs are with us..."

Jan 31, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Hemant Soren-ED LIVE updates: Champai Soren to be next Jharkhand CM

The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Wednesday named Champai Soren as the next chief minister of the state.

The development came amid speculations that incumbent Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren could be arrested by the ED. Hemant Soren is currently being investigated by ED sleuths at his official residence.

Jan 31, 2024 8:09 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Hemant Soren files FIR against ED officials under SC/ST atrocity law

The Jharkhand police on Wednesday registered a case against four Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials including its additional director Kapil Raj on a complaint by chief minister Hemant Soren who accused them of multiple violations of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Dig Deeper

Jan 31, 2024 7:36 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Amid ED searches, Soren took 1,300km road trip to Ranchi

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren returned to Ranchi from Delhi, nearly 1,300km away, by road on Monday night to avoid officials keeping a watch at New Delhi airport to trace the 48-year-old Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader, people close to him said on Tuesday. Dig Deeper

Jan 31, 2024 5:38 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Latest visuals from Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's residence in Ranchi

Jan 31, 2024 3:48 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Soren sends complaint to register FIR against ED officials

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: A complaint to register an FIR against ED officials has been sent by the Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, ANI reported citing Ranchi police. The complaint has been received at Dhurwa police station.

Jan 31, 2024 3:06 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: CM is cooperating in the investigation, says state health minister

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Health Minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta stated that Soren is cooperating in the investigation, emphasising the responsibility of constitutional institutions to conduct such probes appropriately.

State Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh informed PTI that all legislators firmly support the chief minister.

Simultaneously, JMM supporters protested at Morabadi Ground and other locations against the ED's actions on Soren.

"Our chief minister is being deliberately harassed by the ED on directions from the Centre... We will resort to economic blockade in the entire state," one of the agitators said.

Jan 31, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: JMM-led coalition MLAs assemble at Soren's residence

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Members of the ruling JMM-led coalition gathered at the residence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in anticipation of his interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. ED officials are set to visit the CM's residence this afternoon to record his statement concerning a money laundering case related to an alleged land scam.

State agriculture minister Badal Patralekh affirmed that all legislators firmly support the chief minister in this matter. Ending speculation about his whereabouts, Soren, 48, and also the executive president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, arrived at his official residence in Ranchi on Tuesday. He chaired a meeting with alliance MLAs during this time.

Jan 31, 2024 1:43 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: All you need to know

Amid heavy security cover, Enforcement Directorate officials on Wednesday reached Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s residence here to question him in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

Soren, 48, who is also the executive president of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), had earlier been questioned in connection with the case on January 20.

The interrogation that day was incomplete, an official said, adding, the fresh round of questioning will start soon.

Legislators of the ruling JMM-led coalition have gathered at Soren’s residence here to express their solidarity with the CM.

Jan 31, 2024 1:33 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Ed team arrives amid tight security. Video here

Jan 31, 2024 1:21 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ED officers arrive at Jharkhand CM's residence

ED officers arrive at Jharkhand CM's residence this afternoon to record Hemant Soren's statement in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

Jan 31, 2024 12:58 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Security bolstered, prohibitory orders clamped in Ranchi

According to an official release, the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC are effective from 9 am to 10 pm within a radius of 100 metres at key locations, including the CM House, Raj Bhavan and the ED office at Doranda,

As part of the restrictions, demonstrations, rallies or meetings cannot be held in and around these areas.

The special team is led by Finance Secretary Prashant Kumar. It also features Mines Director Arva Rajkamal and Special Branch IG Prabhat Kumar, it said.

Jan 31, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Ruling coalition MLAs at Hemant Soren’s residence

Legislators of the ruling JMM-led coalition started gathering at Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s residence here, ahead of his questioning by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday.

ED officers are scheduled to visit the CM's residence around 1 pm to record Soren's statement in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: BJP can stoop to any extent to corner the opposition, says Priyanka Chaturvedi

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi says, "These people (BJP) can stoop to any extent to corner the opposition. The way the Election Commission, ED, IT, CBI, and all the independent agencies have surrendered and have become courtiers in the court of BJP... This is sad for the country... The people of the country are expected to take cognizance of this and teach them a lesson ..."

Jan 31, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘The concerned people should cooperate,’ BSP MP on ED probes

"I believe that all the agencies of the country should carry out their work. The concerned people should cooperate, answer the ED, and present documents. As an opposition, we should highlight the government's shortcomings in Parliament," says BSP leader Malook Nagar on ED investigations.

Jan 31, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Soren not ready to take palti like Nitish and is paying the price,' says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said, "Hemant Soren has majority, people have elected him as the Chief Minister. The way the agency behaves today is not democracy. This is a dictatorship. In Chandigarh, eight votes were disqualified so that the BJP mayor could be elected. What kind of democracy is this? Hemant Soren is not ready to bow down. He is not ready to take a 'Palti' like Nitish Kumar and is just paying its price."

Jan 31, 2024 10:18 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Security heightened outside ED's Ranchi office

Security measures have been intensified outside the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) Ranchi office in anticipation of the agency's questioning of Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren today.

Jan 31, 2024 9:59 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: What is the alleged land fraud case?

The investigation pertains to a "huge racket of illegal change of ownership of land by the mafia" in Jharkhand, according to the agency.

The ED has, so far, arrested 14 people in the case, including 2011-batch IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan who served as the director of the state's Social Welfare Department and deputy commissioner of Ranchi.

Jan 31, 2024 9:57 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Every party needs to have a contingency plan,’ says Congress

"ED raided the house (of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren) without any notice. Every party needs to have a contingency plan. For more than three years, they have been attempting to bring down this government. ED and CBI have been engaged in these actions, so you either surrender or face the consequences. That's why every party needs to be prepared for whatever situation arises," says Congress leader Subodh Kant as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Visuals from outside CM house

Jan 31, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: BJP orchestrating theatrics, counters JMM

"Theatrics are being orchestrated by BJP leaders. When (Jharkhand) CM Hemant Soren gave a date of January 31(to appear before ED), what was the point of going to his residence? They aim to defame CM Hemant Soren, who is one of the most beloved CMs," says JMM spokesperson Manoj Pandey as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 8:51 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘After much theatrics,’ says BJP as Soren set for ED probe

"Today, Jharkhand) chief minister Hemant Soren will be questioned, after much theatrics, he finally agreed to the interrogation. All these dramatic actions are being orchestrated to deceive the people," says BJP leader CP Singh as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

Jan 31, 2024 8:03 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Not scared, we will fight,’ says Congress

Jharkhand congress chief Rajesh Thakur said, "Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' is coming here. We will fight against injustice with full force. We are ready for everything and will tell them (BJP) that we will not tolerate injustice under any circumstances. We are not scared, we will fight."

Jan 31, 2024 7:18 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Mahagathbandhan’ united, says Jharkhand minister

“All the MLAs that were a part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government are there and will be there in the future. We are intact and strongly stand with the government,” said Jharkhand minister Banna Gupta after attending a Mahagathbandhan meeting in Ranchi on Tuesday.

Jan 31, 2024 6:55 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Delhi CM Kejriwal helped Soren to flee Delhi, alleges BJP MP

"According to the information, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal helped in driving away Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren from Delhi to Ranchi, this cooperation extended to Varanasi. Then, Jharkhand minister Mithlesh Thakur took him from Varanasi to Ranchi," alleges BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

Jan 31, 2024 5:58 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Probe agency to grill Jharkhand CM today

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: JMM MP Mahua Maji said that Jharkhand CM has said that he is ready to face the Enforcement Directorate on January 31 and has absolutely no fears.

Jan 31, 2024 3:48 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Soren sends complaint to register FIR against ED officials

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: A complaint to register an FIR against ED officials has been sent by the Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, ANI reported citing Ranchi police. The complaint has been received at Dhurwa police station.

Jan 31, 2024 3:06 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: CM is cooperating in the investigation, says state health minister

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Health Minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta stated that Soren is cooperating in the investigation, emphasising the responsibility of constitutional institutions to conduct such probes appropriately.

State Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh informed PTI that all legislators firmly support the chief minister.

Simultaneously, JMM supporters protested at Morabadi Ground and other locations against the ED's actions on Soren.

"Our chief minister is being deliberately harassed by the ED on directions from the Centre... We will resort to economic blockade in the entire state," one of the agitators said.

Jan 31, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: JMM-led coalition MLAs assemble at Soren's residence

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Members of the ruling JMM-led coalition gathered at the residence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in anticipation of his interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. ED officials are set to visit the CM's residence this afternoon to record his statement concerning a money laundering case related to an alleged land scam.

State agriculture minister Badal Patralekh affirmed that all legislators firmly support the chief minister in this matter. Ending speculation about his whereabouts, Soren, 48, and also the executive president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, arrived at his official residence in Ranchi on Tuesday. He chaired a meeting with alliance MLAs during this time.

Jan 31, 2024 1:43 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: All you need to know

Amid heavy security cover, Enforcement Directorate officials on Wednesday reached Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s residence here to question him in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

Soren, 48, who is also the executive president of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), had earlier been questioned in connection with the case on January 20.

The interrogation that day was incomplete, an official said, adding, the fresh round of questioning will start soon.

Legislators of the ruling JMM-led coalition have gathered at Soren’s residence here to express their solidarity with the CM.

Jan 31, 2024 1:33 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Ed team arrives amid tight security. Video here

Jan 31, 2024 1:21 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ED officers arrive at Jharkhand CM's residence

ED officers arrive at Jharkhand CM's residence this afternoon to record Hemant Soren's statement in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

Jan 31, 2024 12:58 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Security bolstered, prohibitory orders clamped in Ranchi

According to an official release, the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC are effective from 9 am to 10 pm within a radius of 100 metres at key locations, including the CM House, Raj Bhavan and the ED office at Doranda,

As part of the restrictions, demonstrations, rallies or meetings cannot be held in and around these areas.

The special team is led by Finance Secretary Prashant Kumar. It also features Mines Director Arva Rajkamal and Special Branch IG Prabhat Kumar, it said.

Jan 31, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Ruling coalition MLAs at Hemant Soren’s residence

Legislators of the ruling JMM-led coalition started gathering at Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s residence here, ahead of his questioning by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday.

ED officers are scheduled to visit the CM's residence around 1 pm to record Soren's statement in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: BJP can stoop to any extent to corner the opposition, says Priyanka Chaturvedi

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi says, "These people (BJP) can stoop to any extent to corner the opposition. The way the Election Commission, ED, IT, CBI, and all the independent agencies have surrendered and have become courtiers in the court of BJP... This is sad for the country... The people of the country are expected to take cognizance of this and teach them a lesson ..."

Jan 31, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘The concerned people should cooperate,’ BSP MP on ED probes

"I believe that all the agencies of the country should carry out their work. The concerned people should cooperate, answer the ED, and present documents. As an opposition, we should highlight the government's shortcomings in Parliament," says BSP leader Malook Nagar on ED investigations.

Jan 31, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Soren not ready to take palti like Nitish and is paying the price,' says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said, "Hemant Soren has majority, people have elected him as the Chief Minister. The way the agency behaves today is not democracy. This is a dictatorship. In Chandigarh, eight votes were disqualified so that the BJP mayor could be elected. What kind of democracy is this? Hemant Soren is not ready to bow down. He is not ready to take a 'Palti' like Nitish Kumar and is just paying its price."

Jan 31, 2024 10:18 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Security heightened outside ED's Ranchi office

Security measures have been intensified outside the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) Ranchi office in anticipation of the agency's questioning of Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren today.

Jan 31, 2024 9:59 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: What is the alleged land fraud case?

The investigation pertains to a "huge racket of illegal change of ownership of land by the mafia" in Jharkhand, according to the agency.

The ED has, so far, arrested 14 people in the case, including 2011-batch IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan who served as the director of the state's Social Welfare Department and deputy commissioner of Ranchi.

Jan 31, 2024 9:57 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Every party needs to have a contingency plan,’ says Congress

"ED raided the house (of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren) without any notice. Every party needs to have a contingency plan. For more than three years, they have been attempting to bring down this government. ED and CBI have been engaged in these actions, so you either surrender or face the consequences. That's why every party needs to be prepared for whatever situation arises," says Congress leader Subodh Kant as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Visuals from outside CM house

Jan 31, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: BJP orchestrating theatrics, counters JMM

"Theatrics are being orchestrated by BJP leaders. When (Jharkhand) CM Hemant Soren gave a date of January 31(to appear before ED), what was the point of going to his residence? They aim to defame CM Hemant Soren, who is one of the most beloved CMs," says JMM spokesperson Manoj Pandey as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

PTI

Jan 31, 2024 8:51 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘After much theatrics,’ says BJP as Soren set for ED probe

"Today, Jharkhand) chief minister Hemant Soren will be questioned, after much theatrics, he finally agreed to the interrogation. All these dramatic actions are being orchestrated to deceive the people," says BJP leader CP Singh as Hemant Soren faces an ED probe.

Jan 31, 2024 8:03 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Not scared, we will fight,’ says Congress

Jharkhand congress chief Rajesh Thakur said, "Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' is coming here. We will fight against injustice with full force. We are ready for everything and will tell them (BJP) that we will not tolerate injustice under any circumstances. We are not scared, we will fight."

Jan 31, 2024 7:18 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: ‘Mahagathbandhan’ united, says Jharkhand minister

“All the MLAs that were a part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government are there and will be there in the future. We are intact and strongly stand with the government,” said Jharkhand minister Banna Gupta after attending a Mahagathbandhan meeting in Ranchi on Tuesday.

Jan 31, 2024 6:55 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Delhi CM Kejriwal helped Soren to flee Delhi, alleges BJP MP

"According to the information, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal helped in driving away Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren from Delhi to Ranchi, this cooperation extended to Varanasi. Then, Jharkhand minister Mithlesh Thakur took him from Varanasi to Ranchi," alleges BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

Jan 31, 2024 5:58 AM IST

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: Probe agency to grill Jharkhand CM today

Hemant Soren ED LIVE updates: JMM MP Mahua Maji said that Jharkhand CM has said that he is ready to face the Enforcement Directorate on January 31 and has absolutely no fears.

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