Hemant Soren wins Trust Vote in special session of Jharkhand Assembly

July 08, 2024 | 14:16:59

The House adjourned sine die after the trust vote.

NEW DELHI: The Hemant Soren government won the vote of confidence in the Jharkhand Assembly. Forty-five Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) )-led alliance legislators voted in favour of the confidence motion. Earlier, Chief Minister Hemant Soren moved a confidence motion in the state assembly, where a debate was held. During the division of votes, the opposition created a ruckus and shouted slogans against the Soren government. The house adjourned sine die after the trust vote.

The 48-year-old Soren was sworn in as Chief Minister of the state on July 4, within a week of being granted bail in a money laundering case tied to an alleged land scam. The oath ceremony of ministers is likely to be held this afternoon. New faces are likely to be included in the cabinet.

Hemant Soren was released from jail on June 28 after the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to him in a money laundering case linked to the land 'scam'. He had resigned as the Chief Minister, shortly before his arrest on January 31 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to the case.