Former CM Hemant Soren likely to join Champai Soren's govt 'floor test' today

The coalition MLAs were taken to Hyderabad to prevent any potential poaching attempts by the BJP.

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In a significant political development, the Jharkhand Assembly braces for a crucial 'floor test' on Monday, February 5, at 10 am as the recently appointed Champai Soren government seeks to prove its majority. Former chief minister Hemant Soren is expected to be released from jail to participate in the voting process. 

Meanwhile, Section 144 is imposed in the vicinity of the Jharkhand Assembly, emphasising the gravity of the situation. 

Special court allows Hemant Soren's participation

Former Chief Minister Hemant Soren is granted permission by a special court in Ranchi to participate in the trust vote, despite strong objections from the Enforcement Directorate. 

Ruling alliance's strength

The JMM, Congress, and RJD alliance hold 47 seats in the 81-member house, needing 41 for a majority. Currently, 43 MLAs support Champai Soren. 

Coalition MLAs taken to Hyderabad

The coalition MLAs were taken to Hyderabad to prevent any potential poaching attempts by the BJP. They spent the weekedn at Leonia Resort under tight security, inaccessible to outsiders and other guests of the resort. 

Oath and arrest

Champai Soren, along with Congress and RJD ministers sworn in after Hemant Soren's resignation, faced a challenging start with the ED arresting the former CM in a money laundering case connected to a land scam.