RANCHI, Feb. 5, 2024 (TBINN)
Arrested former chief minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren today challenged the Bhartiya Janta Party to prove corruption charges against him, asserting that if the accusations are proved, he will quit politics.
Taking part in the Confidence Motion moved by his successor Champai Soren in the Assembly, the J.M.M. executive president also alleged that the Raj Bhavan was instrumental in his arrest after a “conspiracy” was hatched by the Centre.
Legislature party leader of J.M.M. Champai Soren took oath as Chief Minister of Jharkhand on February 2, 2024, after Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate last week in a money laundering case.
I challenge B.J.P. to prove corruption charges against me. If proved, I will resign from politics, Hemant Soren said.
Former chief minister who is in Enforcement Directorate’s custody now was allowed by a special P.M.L.A. (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) Court to participate in the Trust Vote.
Earlier, Champai Soren moved the Confidence Motion in the 81-member Assembly.
The B.J.P. tried to destabilise the democratically elected Jharkhand government, Champai underlined.