The Champai Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-Congress coalition government emerged victorious in the trust vote held in the Jharkhand assembly. The ruling alliance secured 47 votes, including that of a nominated member, out of the 81-member House, while the opposition NDA alliance received 29 votes.
The floor test became necessary following the recent swearing-in of the new government under Champai Soren, succeeding Hemant Soren, who resigned after facing arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering land scam case. Present in the House during the proceedings, Soren accused the Jharkhand governor CP Radhakrishnan of involvement in his arrest, highlighting the unprecedented nature of the incident in the country.
Addressing the assembly, Soren emphasized the safety concerns of tribals and Dalits under the current regime, vowing to return stronger and thwart opposition conspiracies. Despite being in custody for a money laundering case, Soren asserted his determination to serve the people of Jharkhand.
During the floor test debate, Soren accused the BJP of utilizing central agencies to target his predecessor, framing him in the case. He labeled the BJP’s actions as attempts to destabilize a democratically elected government.
Reacting to the government’s triumph in the trust vote, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh expressed confidence in the coalition’s strength, citing the support of 47 MLAs and declaring the failure of any opposition tactics.