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Jharkhand government pulls up ED’s strictness on CM Soren; Tejashwi Yadav will fight till 2024SEXI News

Jharkhand government pulls up ED’s strictness on CM Soren; Tejashwi Yadav will fight till 2024

The ruling UPA government in Jharkhand will launch a state-wide protest against the central government on Thursday after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Chief Minister Hemant Soren for questioning in an alleged illegal mining case.

The ED had summoned Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Soren to visit the central agency’s office here on November 3 at 11 am for questioning in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal mining in the state. His statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

However, he did not go there and went to Chhattisgarh in the evening to participate in a “pre-determined” tribal program. Soren alleged that the BJP is using central agencies to humiliate non-BJP ruled states as they cannot get political success against those in power in those states.

According to JMM sources, the leaders of the ruling coalition decided to give a “befitting reply” to the BJP-led Center through protests. The UPA alleged that attempts were being made to destabilize the democratically elected government by misusing the central agencies.

CM Soren has now sought three weeks’ time to appear before the ED. Alliance leaders will sit on dharna at all district headquarters of the state today and tell people that efforts are being made to disrupt the outreach programs started by the Jharkhand government for their welfare.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Friday stayed the ED summons to Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, who has a senior alliance partner of his RJD in the adjoining state of JMM.

Indirectly referring to an alleged political vendetta against the BJP’s opponents, Yadav said such action by the investigating agencies is likely to take place till the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

“All such things will continue till 2024. Nothing will come of it unless someone has done something wrong. And we will continue to fight vigorously,” said the RJD leader, who is facing a case of money laundering in IRCTC land for a hotel scam related to his father Lalu Prasad’s tenure as railway minister.

Meanwhile, the BJP criticized Soren’s government over corruption in the state and advised them to respect the legal process.

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