Champai Soren is a seven-time MLA and represents the Seraikella constituency in Jharkhand. He is popular in people and also summoned as Jharkhand Tiger . Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said, “CM Hemant Soren has decided to resign. Champai Soren has been chosen as the new leader of the Jharkhand .
Jharkhand transport minister Champai Soren to be next Jharkhand CM.
Jharkhand transport minister Champai Soren on Wednesday was chosen as the next chief minister, this after Hemant Soren stepped down before being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a land scam money laundering probe.
“We have chosen Champai Soren as the leader of the Legislative Party. We came to the Raj Bhawan to request the Governor for the oath ceremony,” Jharkhand minister Banna Gupta told reporters outside the Raj Bhavan.
Congress MLA Rajesh Thakur said,”CM Hemant Soren has decided to resign. Champai Soren has been chosen as the new leader of the Legislative party… All the MLAs are with us”.
“The CM is in ED custody. The CM has gone to the Governor with the ED team to submit his resignation… Champai Soren will be the new Chief Minister… We have enough numbers…” JMM MP Mahua Maji told ANI.
High drama ensued in state capital Ranchi after Soren’s questioning began by ED official in the afternoon. Security was tightened and Section 144 imposed around the now former CM’s residence. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha workers staged protest against the central agency.
“The chief minister has repeatedly been harassed even though he is cooperating. He replied to ED questions on January 20. But, he was again summoned within a week. Isn’t it a deliberate attempt to defame his image and the government?” a JMM supporter said.