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Chief Minister Champai Soren cabinet expansion on 16 February – Look News India

Ranchi, 15 February (HS). Chief Minister Champai Soren's cabinet expansion will take place at 3 pm on Friday. Preparations regarding this have been completed at Raj Bhavan. While confusion still persists in JMM, the efforts of MLAs are continuing in Congress. Jharkhand in-charge of Congress had gone to Delhi with the list of names. He has obtained consent from the party high command.

According to the information, if a consensus is reached in the cabinet to make him Deputy Chief Minister, then Congress's Alamgir Alam and JMM's Basant Soren are likely to get this responsibility. Apart from this, the names of Mithilesh Thakur and Mathura Mahato are being discussed among the ministers to be made from Congress and JMM quota.

At present, Alamgir Alam from Congress quota and Satyanand Bhokta of RJD have got ministerial berth in Champai Soren cabinet but the portfolio has not been decided yet. It has been told that the list of ministers had been prepared by JMM but the ruckus in Congress complicated the matter. As a result, the swearing-in ceremony on February 8 had to be postponed. Citing unavoidable reasons, the Chief Minister had to request Governor CP Radhakrishnan to fix February 16 as the date for cabinet expansion. However, both the camps are still silent.

According to the information received from the JMM camp, the entry of Basant Soren, son of JMM supremo Shibu Soren, in the cabinet is considered certain. Mithilesh Thakur, Hafeezul Hasan and Joba Manjhi are in the safe zone. Information is also being received from JMM that this time JMM MLA Mangal Kalindi may get a place in the cabinet. There is some confusion regarding Baby Devi, who was made minister after the death of Jagarnath Mahato, who was successful in managing the Kurmi vote bank for a long time. Probably Mangal Kalindi should be made the 12th minister. As far as Sita Soren is concerned, her resentment has been resolved.

It is believed that there cannot be two ministers from one house. Therefore, the Soren family also had to face opposition. Because of this, Sita Soren can be sent to Rajya Sabha. Badal Patralekh and Dr. Rameshwar Oraon's cards may be cut. Mahagama MLA Deepika Pandey Singh may get a place in the cabinet this time. Therefore, there is a wait and watch situation within the Congress. Well, soon the curtain on this suspense will be lifted.

It is noteworthy that after the resignation of Hemant Soren amidst ED action, the reins of power came into the hands of Champai Soren. The coalition government formed with the cooperation of Congress and RJD has also secured the trust vote in the Assembly on February 5.