Jharkhand cabinet likely to expand after trust vote

The Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government is set to face a floor test in the Assembly on Monday and a day before that on Sunday, both the ruling coalition and the Opposition held separate meetings to chalk out strategy for the special assembly session.

While JMM, Congress and RJD MLAs expressed confidence of winning the trust vote, the opposition BJP said it would not be easy for the ruling coalition. An MLA said the Soren cabinet is set to be expanded after the floor test.

“The floor test and cabinet expansion were discussed during the meeting. The cabinet will be expanded after the trust vote,” Poriyahat MLA Pradeep Yadav told reporters on Sunday. Yadav, who joined the Congress after winning the 2019 assembly elections on a JVM-P ticket, claimed that he has enough numbers in the House to win the trust vote.

JMM MLA Stephen Marandi said the party has directed all the alliance MLAs to be present in the House and participate in the floor test. On the other hand, the BJP said it will not be easy for the ruling alliance to win the trust vote.

Speaking to reporters after the party’s legislative party meeting, Leader of Opposition Amar Bauri claimed there was infighting within the ruling coalition. “The party has decided to participate in the floor test on Monday,” he said.

We request the government to ensure discussion and allow the opposition to speak. Bauri said that the BJP wants the Chief Minister to explain in the House what was the need to form a new government when former Chief Minister Champai Soren was already working.

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