The Jharkhand Congress is likely to lodge a formal complaint to the Jharkhand Assembly speaker against its three party MLAs for their alleged anti-party activities.
Sources in the state Congress has said that the party will approach assembly speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto for their dismissal from the assembly.
Notably, the Bengal Police has arrested three MLAs of the Congress party in Jharkhand after cash worth Rs 48 Lakh was recovered from their car during a checking drive at Ranihati locality in Howrah on Saturday. All three namely Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Nikal Kongari have been suspended from the party.
“It is very disturbing to note that these three MLAs were trying to destabilize their own government for which they will playing in the hands of the BJP. Their activity was under the watch and now they have been caught along with money. This is a very painful and shameful situation for the party. We are mulling the prospect of dismissal of their membership from the assembly. Hence we may approach the assembly speaker for a suitable action,” said a senior Congress leader.
Meanwhile on Sunday the Bermo MLA of the Congress Jaimangal Singh lodged an FIR at Argora police station against these MLAs. He was accompanied by Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur at the police station. Jaimangal Singh alleged that Irfan Ansari and Rajesh Kacchap called and offered him to come down to Kolkata. He claimed that both MLAs told him that they would take him to Guwahati to meet Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma who will assure him a ministerial berth besides money if he agrees to topple the Hemant Soren government. Jaimangal Singh claimed that Irfan Ansari told him that he has already been promised health department in the new dispensation. Jaimangal Singh alleged that Irfan Ansari and Rajesh Kacchap offered Rs 10 Crore to each MLA to break from the Congress.
The FIR was lodged under sections 420, 124A, 120B and 34 of IPC besides relevan
t sections of the Prevention of the Corruption Act. The Congress blames the BJP for destabilizing the Hemant Soren government
In a press conference called at the Congress headquarters in Ranchi the state president Rajesh Thakur accused the BJP of destabilizing the JMM-Congress-RJD government in Jharkhand. He was joined by the JMM spokesperson Supriyo Bhattacharya. They alleged the BJP was hell-bent to demolish democracy in the country by targeting the opposition-led government.