The Election Commission of India (ECI) has recommended the disqualification of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as an MLA, sources in the Raj Bhavan told India Today. The EC has written back to Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais who had sought its opinion over a complaint received by the opposition BJP that CM must be qualified as he allegedly holds an office-of-profit by getting a stone chips mining lease in his name.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislators have been summoned and asked to reach Ranchi by evening. There are no details of the opinion rendered to the Governor as of now. The opinion was sent to the Jharkhand Raj Bhavan in a sealed cover this morning, as per the sources.