Fliers are hitting airspace of politics in Jharkhand.While Ramesh Bais left for New Delhi on Friday, the ruling coalition government led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren has hired a charted aircraft for a month for the government functionaries.

The Soren government’s move was approved by the state cabinet  on Thursday. The move will cost Rs 2.6 crore per month.

This was just a day after 32- ruling coalition MLAs were flown to Congress ruled Chhattisgarh capital city amid uncertainty over CM Hemant Soren’s eligibility to continue as MLA.

Again four of them who were Ministers were flown back by the charted flight from Raipur to Ranchi only to make them attend the Cabinet meeting on the same Thursday. 

On the same day a delegation of the state’s ruling coalition met and asked Governor Ramesh Bai’s to clear the air on a confidential Election Commission of India (ECI) report on chief minister Hemant Soren’s MLAship.

Bais had received the report in a sealed envelope from the Election Commission ostensibly recommending Soren’s disqualification and triggered a political crisis in the state last week.

Though he reportedly promised to make public his decision soon, Governor Ramesh Bais flew to New Delhi creating rumours in the air that he had gone to take ‘order’ from the ‘high command” to be conveyed to CM Soren.

In view of uncertainty, CM Soren, who continues to command majority support in 81- member Jharkhand Assembly,has hit a master stroke by succeeding in convening one day session of the Assembly on September 5.

Apparently, while Governor Bais is busy planning to disclose his official stand, CM Soren’s move to call a single day session of the Assembly is perceived to be gain vote of confidence on floor of the house.

If Soren does so,as per the prevailing laws, he will continue to remain CM of the state for the next six months eve if the Governor Bais suspends/ dismisses Soren as MLA on the alleged “ office- of-profit” case.


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