Jharkhand news: Hemant Soren’s sister-in-law joins BJP ahead


Almost two months after his arrest in the land scam case, the sister-in-law of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday. Sita Soren joined the saffron party at an event in New Delhi after reportedly being unhappy about not being chosen as the Chief Minister after Hemant Soren’s arrest.

The development comes as Hemant Soren chose Champai Soren as his successor for the Chief Minister post instead of people from his family. 

“I worked for the party (JMM) for 14 years but I never got the respect I deserved from the party. Due to this, I had to take this decision (to join BJP). Expressing my confidence in PM Modi, JP Nadda ji and Amit Shah ji, I joined the BJP today. We have to save Jharkhand and the lives of our tribal brothers. There is a need for change in Jharkhand..,” Sita Soren said after joining the BJP.

JMM expresses shock

JMM expressed shock over the news and said that they had no idea that Sita Soren was planning to join the BJP. While calling it unfortunate for the JMM, MP Mahua Maji said that the party is going through a crisis and everyone should keep some patience.

“We are all shocked. We don’t have much knowledge about this that why did she do this but the party is going through a crisis right now. So, I think everyone should have had some patience. This is unfortunate for our party…Elections are around the corner. Our party is strong. People like this alliance, Hemant Soren worked with the guidance of Shibu Soren and Champai Soren is completing the incomplete work. So, this is a good message for even the last person…People want JMM once again and the alliance government to continue. Such decisions are hasty…,” JMM MP Mahua Maji said.

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Published: 19 Mar 2024, 02:50 PM IST


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