In an interview with Babulal Marandi, the president of the Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party and a former chief minister, outlined problems facing the state and charged the Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha government with “corruption” and having “started earning money soon after coming into power.” When asked if the state was frequently in the news because of the Enforcement Directorate’s actions against political leaders’ aides or senior IAS officers, Marandi responded, “This government started making money as soon as it was formed.”
The 65-year Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader further made accusations that “brokers, middlemen and corrupt officers in the government were placed on important positions and money was earned through them”.
“Now, everything is clear when the corruption is figured out.”
On being questioned that the Jharkhand Chief Minister is also summoned by the ED, Marandi, who was the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand, said: “The Chief Minister (Hemant Soren) has also been identified (for indulging in corruption), and ED has issued five summons against him so far. But, he has not yet deposed before the investigators.”
“I have even told publicly that if a person holding a constitutional post does not respect the ED, police or any law enforcement agency or its notice, the action should be taken against him in in accordance with the law otherwise people will lose faith in the law, and people will think that no action is taken against specific people.”