A difficult question from the poll panel about Hemant Soren's mining lease

A difficult question from the poll panel about Hemant Soren’s mining lease

The Election Commission has sent a notice to Jharkhand Prime Minister Hemant Soren asking him to explain why he should not take action on the motion to grant a mining permit at Rancho in June 2021. rice field. Following the opposition’s complaint, he filed a proceeding with the Election Commission. Mr. Soren, who is in charge of the mining portfolio, was asked to submit a response by May 10.

Mining leases clearly violate Section 9A of the Representation of the People Act dealing with disqualification of government contracts. Opposition argues that Mr. Soren may be disqualified with respect to Article 191 (e) of the Indian Constitution read in Section 9 (A) of the 1951 Representation of the People Act in order to obtain a lease. bottom.

In a petition to Governor Ramesh Bais, the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morucha argued that the lease did not attract Article 9 (A) of the Representation of the People. The opposition argued that the opposition “is trying to create an atmosphere of political turmoil in the state and destabilize democratically elected governments.”

“Stone mining does not constitute’work done by the government’,” JMM said in a petition, citing the Supreme Court’s ruling in a similar case.

Mr. Soren, who was claimed by the parties, was not in the mining industry and the mining lease agreement he had signed was “not in the process of his transaction.”