RANCHI: The Champai Soren government in Jharkhand is all set to seek a vote of confidence on Monday, the first day of the two-day assembly session.
The MLAs of the ruling JMM-led alliance who have started arriving at the assembly exuded confidence of winning the floor test, while the opposition BJP asserted that the coalition would be defeated. Arrested JMM leader and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren too has arrived to participate in the trust vote.
Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the area around the assembly.
State minister Alamgir Alam had on Sunday said, “Our MLAs are united and we have the support of 48 to 50 legislators in the 81-member assembly”.
A video, released by the coalition last week, had claimed that it has the support of 43 legislators.
The alliance among the JMM, Congress and the RJD has 47 MLAs, and it is supported from outside by a lone CPIML(L) legislator.
The MLAs of the ruling alliance also exuded confidence to win the trust vote in the assembly, soon after their return to Ranchi from Hyderabad on Sunday evening.
The legislators landed at the Birsa Munda Airport here in a chartered flight and were taken to the Circuit House in the city in two buses.