Jharkhand Chief Minister Meets Amit Shah Before Presidential Election

Jharkhand Chief Minister Meets Amit Shah Before Presidential Election: Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, met with Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the Rajya Sabha opposition, and Amit Shah, the union minister of housing, on Monday in Delhi.

According to the information, Mr Soren allegedly met with Mr Kharge and Mr Amit Shah to discuss whether or not to extend the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s support for a presidential contender.

It was resolved during a Saturday meeting of JMM leaders, including all of the party’s MLAs and MPs, led by party supremo Shibu Soren, that JMM Executive President Hemant Soren would meet with the Home Minister.

Even though the meeting happened, it was still unclear what the party’s position was.

It would be fascinating to see who the JMM will support in the next presidential elections, given that the Yashwant Sinha, a candidate for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has been nominated, while Droupadi Murmu, a candidate from the Santhal caste, has been chosen by the BJP-led NDA.

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JMM has been pursuing a tribal political platform, and the party’s main support source is the Santhal community. The party’s president, Shibu Soren, became a Guruji by campaigning against Mahajani Pratha with the help of Santhals and leading a separate state movement.

On June 24, the day after submitting her paperwork to run for president, Ms Murmu phoned the state Chief Minister and leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha to enlist his support.

All of the JMM’s parliamentarians were gathered on June 25 to decide whether or not to endorse her in the presidential race. The sources claim that the meeting was ineffective, nevertheless.

JMM was one of the opposition groups that had previously offered Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, support in the presidential race. However, since the NDA chose Droupadi Murmu, a leader from the tribal community, pressure has increased on numerous opposition figures, including the chief minister of Jharkhand, to provide Ms Murmu with their support since Jharkhand has a sizable tribal population that might impact their voting base.

India’s presidential elections will be held on July 18, and the results will be announced on July 21. On July 24, the current Rashtrapati Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure ends.