JMM MLA Lobin Hembrom, known for his remarks against former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who had supported the Champai Soren-led Jharkhand government, may set up a new party. 

Reports say the Hembrom is busy registering a new political party - Jharkhand Bachawo Morcha. The biggest factor in the political base of JMM is the tribal-native population. 

A vast chunk of electorates in Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand comprise tribals. Many of them still consider party President Shibu Soren no less than Guruji.

The JMM has maintained its fort in the area for the past several decades, despite repeated attempts to take over by the BJP. 

But the JMM is now headed by Hemant Soren, the party's working president and the ex Chief Minister who is in jail on charges of money laundering linked with a land scam. 

Even when Hemant Soren was the CM, Hembrom has been raising questions on his multiple decisions connected with party functionaries and development. 

 Hembram attacked his own government for fooling the people of Jharkhand on the name of Khatian policy of 1932, illegal mining in the state and liquor policy among others. 

Hembrom had accused the Hemant Soren government of not taking any step for the betterment of the tribals and natives in the last three years. 

 He had spoken against the state government in the Assembly too, and even cried once while criticising them. Notably, Hembram has been elected five times from Borio in Santhal Pargana and won independently when the JMM denied him a ticket. 

He has a huge base in this area. Political analysts point out that the party leadership has been refraining from taking any action against Hembram as it may help garner the sympathy of a section of tribals. 

 In such a situation, the party does not want a front to be formed under his leadership, which can lead to the division of tribal votes in the upcoming elections. 

Senior party leader Stephen Marandi is on record having said that Hembram should raise his issues on the party forum instead of speaking publicly against the state government. 

However. for nearly two years, Hemant did not pay any special attention. Some days back, while Hembrom supported Champai Soren's government, he had set mainly two conditions. 

One, prohibit liquor sales across the state. Two protect forests and water conservation.

Now, the Champai Soren government has not shown any indication to back Hembrom’s demands.


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