Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Hemant Soren took a digging at its former alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party for putting the bets on the former JMM leader Vidyut Varan in the Parliamentary election at the Jamshedpur constituency.
Soren, who was in the city to accompany JMM’s candidate from Jamshedpur and former Tata Steel vice president Niroop Mohanty in filing latter’s nomination on Tuesday, said, “The JMM is moving steadily with its poll strategy with confidence and sureness. But the BJP seems to be depending a bit too much on the leaders borrowed from the JMM. It appears that the party no more trusts its own leaders and their calibre.”
Soren arrived at the office of the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum, Dr Amitabh Kaushal, and remained there to witness the filing of nomination papers by Niroop Mohanty. He wished Mohanty success in his maiden Parliamentary election and claimed that the JMM and its alliance partners, Congress and RJD, will be clinching all the 14 seats in the polls in Jharkhand.
Keeping mum on the poll strategy of his party, Soren said the results of the polls will make everything clear.
Speaking on the issue of former party legislators Hemlal Murmu and Vidyut Varan Mahato quitting the party and joining the BJP, Soren said the JMM leaders had more credibility in the eyes of BJP leaders than their own colleagues in the party. He further said that the JMM president and former CM Sibu Soren was the original leader of all political parties in the state. He said Sibu Soren and the JMM will continue to lead the state and its politics for a long time to come.
“Just the way our body gets purified by donating blood at regular intervals, political parties too, get purged by expelling its members acting against its interests,” the CM said.
Soren, who addressed a gathering of party workers at Aam Bagan, Sakchi, in the afternoon, said his government faced no threat of collapse. “My government continues to enjoy the support of the 3.5 crore people of the state. Hence there is no need to worry for my government and party,” he said.