Problems arise for Jharkhand CM, poll panel proposes disqualification of Hemant Soren as MLA

Last Update: 25 August 2022, 13:13 IST

In this case, the petitioner BJP has sought the disqualification of Soren for violating Section 9A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. (File photo: PTI)

The Election Commission is said to have sent its recommendations on CM Hemant Soren to Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais.

Trouble is increasing for Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. Election According to Election Commission sources, the Commission today recommended that the Chief Minister be disqualified as an MLA for violating the electoral law by giving himself a mining lease.

The Election Commission is said to have sent its recommendations to Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais in a sealed cover this morning following the disqualification petition. The Governor of Jharkhand had referred the matter to the Election Commission.

The prime petitioner in the case – the BJP – has sought Soren’s disqualification for violating Section 9A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which deals with disqualification for government contracts.

It has also been argued in the petition that under Article 192 of the Constitution, if any question arises as to whether a member of the House of the Legislature of a State has become subject to any disqualification, the question shall be referred to the Governor whose decision shall be final. Are.

Sources close to the Jharkhand CM told CNN-News18 that he is yet to be informed about the Election Commission’s recommendation. Sources close to Soren said, “We will wait if it is debarment (banned for contesting elections), then necessary legal recourse will be sought from us. Hopefully the CM will issue a statement soon.

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