The political situation in Jharkhand is developing rapidly as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has announced its support to NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu, although the party is running a coalition government with the Congress supporting Yashwant Sinha. has been
Photos of CM Hemant Soren with PM this week Narendra Modi Whereas later the inauguration of the new airport at Deoghar also fueled speculations of JMM coming closer to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Soren had actually reached Deoghar on July 12 to review the arrangements ahead of the PM’s visit. “If we get support from the Centre, Jharkhand will become a forward state in the next five years. Today is a historic day for Jharkhand. If there is cooperation between the Center and the state, then rapid development is possible,” Soren said from the dais on the occasion in the presence of the Prime Minister.
However, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leaders say that the Chief Minister had attended the Prime Minister’s program as per protocol.
On 4 July, Soren had given Draupadi Murmu a warm welcome when she visited the state to seek JMM’s support. Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha is yet to visit Jharkhand and is expected to reach there on July 16. But, earlier, the JMM on Thursday announced its support for Murmu, saying that for the first time after independence, a tribal woman was installed. to become president.
The JMM is largely dependent on tribal support in Jharkhand to gain power. However, the move would leave the party’s alliance partner Congress behind in the state. Senior Congress leaders of the state had, in fact, met Yashwant Sinha in Delhi on 13 July, promising their support to him.
The JMM has 30 seats in the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly, while the Congress has 16 and the BJP 25. Five seats are occupied by other parties.