Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren guilty in the illegal mining case.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

After high drama over a sealed envelope in Jharkhand, the Election Commission, while holding Chief Minister Hemant Soren guilty in the illegal mining case, has recommended only “disqualification. This means that after the Governor notifies the disqualification order on a gazette, Mr Soren will have to resign. His cabinet will also have to resign too. However, he can get re-elected in a by-election that has to be held within six months.

Saryu Roy, a senior leader in Jharkhand, said he’s in the know that Mr Soren will lose his assembly membership.

Meanwhile, Saryu Roy, a senior leader in Jharkhand, said he’s in the know that Mr Soren will lose his assembly membership. According to highly reliable sources, the Election Commission has disqualified HemantSoren from the post of MLA. As soon as the notification of disqualification leaves the Raj Bhavan, he will have to resign or get a stay order on this notification from the Honorable Court. The EC has opined Mr Soren attracts disqualification for awarding a government contract to himself, sources said. A complaint was lodged against Mr Soren for awarding a mining lease to himself.

Governor Ramesh Bais is examining EC opinion on Mr Soren’s disqualification and will notify it soon. Mr Soren is not barred from contesting elections. Mr Soren is reportedly in consultation with constitutional experts on the future course of action. The BJP, which accused Mr Soren of extending a mining lease to himself, has already called for fresh elections and asked the Chief Minister to resign on moral grounds. Hemant Soren should head towards mid-term polls, on moral grounds. BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has said;Assembly should be dissolved and there should be elections in all 81 assembly constituencies. BJP has been demanding this.

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