While Champai Soren and two ministers - Alamgir Alam and Satyanand Bhogta were administered oath of office as Chief Minister and Ministers respectively by Governor, C.P. Radhakrishnan in Raj Bhawan, 35 ruling coalition MLAs were moving from the circuit house to airport to be fly to Hyderabad. 

 Their charted flight flew from the Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi on Friday noon.They will be brought on the day of floor test, JMM leader informed. 

 Now, after taking oath of the CM’s office, Champai Soren is facing a mega challenge to prove majority on the floor of the divided house of 81 - MLAs in Jharkhand Assembly. 

 Information accessed by JharkhandStateNews.com indicates that at least five MLAs including Sita Soren and Lobin Hembrom won't head to Hyderabad and will be responsible for strategising alliance developments in Ranchi. 

 The remaining 35 MLAs have move to fly to Hyderabad. In the 81-member House, the ruling coalition of the JMM, Congress, and other parties have 48 MLAs. 

After Hemant Soren's resignation and arrest as chief minister, Champai Soren staked a claim to form a new government in Jharkhand with the support of “47” legislators. 

 Later, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Alam said, "We have handed over a support letter from 43 MLAs to the governor who has assured to call us." 

 While Congress and JMM claimed the support of 43 MLAs, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said Champai Soren did not have a majority as infighting was going on in the family. 

 In a tweet, Dubey said that there were only 35 Hyderabad-bound MLAs in Ranchi Circuit House. "Sarfaraz Ahmed is not an MLA and Hemant Soren ji is in jail. 


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