Vivid News 24: Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, receives a momentary reprieve from the Supreme Court. The Jharkhand High Court’s decision in the unlawful mining case was appealed, and it was accepted by the highest court in the nation.
Only after receiving this approval from the Supreme Court on Monday did Hemant Soren respond. He responded with the words “Satyamev Jayate” in the first instance. Incidentally, Hemant Soren has claimed that Governor Ramesh Vyas has written to the Election Commission seeking a second opinion on the rejection of his MLA post.
He also claimed that the letter was given on October 27 this year. After that, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand applied to the commission to give a copy of the Governor’s letter. He also said that the application letter has been sent to the commission through lawyers.
In the letter sent to the Election Commission, Soren’s lawyer Vaibhav wrote, “I have learned from the statement given by the Governor that the Commission has given its opinion on the case related to Office of Profit on August 25. But even after more than two months have passed, nothing has been reported about the letter from the Governor’s office.
The governor’s office also refused to provide a copy of the letter. On October 27, we learned from the media that the governor had written to the commission seeking a second opinion. Let us be given a copy of that letter from the Governor.”
The Chief Minister of Jharkhand expressed hope that the Commission would allow defending itself before taking any decision given the Governor’s letter. He also demanded a hearing by the commission.
Earlier, the BJP had demanded the dismissal of Hemant Soren’s MLA in the Office of Profit case in the Election Commission. The commission expressed its opinion based on the application of Gerua Shibir. The Padma camp claimed that a letter in this regard was also sent by the commission to the Governor in August last month.
However, the Governor’s office has yet to formally acknowledge the commission’s letter recommending the abolition of the Chief Minister’s MLA post in the Office of Profit case in August.
On the other hand, the Enforcement Directorate or ED arrested Pankaj Mishra a few days ago after investigating the mining corruption case. BJP claims that the arrested person is close to Hemant Soren. Investigators recovered more than 11 crore rupees from Pankaj in July this year. Three months ago, Soren’s press advisor Abhishek Prasad was questioned by the ED.