BY A STAFF REPORTER: Ahead of the floor test for the newly formed Champai Soren-led government, Nationalist Congress Party (Ajit Pawar faction) MLA Kamlesh Kumar Singh on Monday revealed that NCP will support NDA and its decision.
Elected from the Hussainabad constituency, Kamlesh Kumar Singh will be representing NCP in the floor test at the Jharkhand Assembly today. Moreover, Champai Soren needs at least 41 votes to win the majority. JMM/Congress Alliance itself has 47 MLAs, BJP comprises 25 MLAs while All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) has three. Moreover, the NCP and left party have one each along with independent MLAs. JMM General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya asserted that JMM/Congress MLAs will vote for Champai.
Furthermore, nearly 40 MLAs of the JMM/Congress Alliance arrived in Ranchi on Sunday after a three-day stay at a Hyderabad resort ahead of the test. Bihar's RJD/Congress alliance also pulled a similar move as they have also moved to Hyderabad ahead of the Bihar floor test. The move comes to escape BJP 'poaching' for the trust vote.
#WATCH | Ranchi, Jharkhand: On Floor Test of CM Champai Soren-led government to prove their majority today, NCP (Ajit Pawar faction) MLA Kamlesh Kumar Singh says, "Our party is with NDA & whatever decision NDA takes, we will support them..." pic.twitter.com/NDBp9NzYX9— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2024
Champai Soren took oath as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand on 2nd February. He was elected by the party members after former Chief Minister Hemant Soren resigned and was arrested by ED due to his alleged involvement in land and mining scam cases.