Ranchi: Amid political turmoil in the state, Leaders of Jharkhand’s ruling JMM-Congress coalition met Governor Ramesh Bais over Hemant Soren’s continuation as the Chief Minister and requested him to declare the opinion of the Election Commission regarding the matter.
“We request you to declare the opinion received (if any) from the Election Commission forthwith. Prompt action on Your Excellency’s part will serve the cause of democracy and further delay will be against the Constitutional duties and values which Your Excellency’s august office is expected to uphold”, read the memorandum.
“All these news items are being reported as being leaked from Your Excellency’s Office and this is really unfortunate since the office of Governor being a constitutional office, the public has very high regard for the same and even a false rumour coming out of the office is taken at its face value to be correct” it said.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had yesterday sent its recommendations to the Governor in response to the BJP complaints regarding the office-of-profit case. The ruling coalition has 49 MLAs in the 81-member Assembly. The JMM, the largest party, has 30 MLAs, the Congress 18 legislators, and Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) one. The main opposition BJP has 26 MLAs.