Jharkhand MPs reach Raipur airport to fly back to Ranchi amid political crisis


Image source: ANI Deputies will join the assembly directly from the circuit house. Jharkhand Political Crisis: At least 30 MPs from the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition in Jharkhand arrived at Swami Vivekanand International Airport in Raipur to fly back to their Ranchi destination on Sunday. Meanwhile, two buses have been set up at Ranchi Airport to take MPs from the airport to the circuit house. MPs will reach the Jharkhand Assembly directly from the circuit house. As many as 32 MPs were moved to Raipur in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday amid poaching fears from Jharkhand lawmakers. A total of 32 MPs from the ruling UPA coalition were taken on August 30 to A few more JMM MPs are expected to follow over the next few days to join JMM’s 17 Congress MPs and 15 lawmakers at the Mayfair Resort ‘shelter’, about ten kilometers from the capital of Chhattisgarh, according to UPA sources. The deputies and other leaders were taken to the airport in a bus escorted by a convoy of police vehicles. MPs were seen waving to reporters before entering the airport. Jharkhand CM Soren will ask for a vote of confidence on Monday Amid the suspense over Jharkhand’s chief minister’s retention as an MP, Hemant Soren will ask for a vote of confidence in the extraordinary session of the Assembly on Monday, an official has said. According to a letter sent to the deputies by the secretariat of the Assembly, the chief minister expressed his willingness to table a motion of confidence to prove his majority. (With contributions from ANI) READ ALSO | Jharkhand government to pay Rs 2 crore for chartered flight for ‘VIP movement’ ALSO READ | Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds cabinet meeting amid political crisis and approves 25 proposals


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