Hemant Soren declares rebellion against 'feudal forces,' says BJP tensed after his release

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that since his release from jail, the BJP has become tense and is "conspiring against him again."
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(Photo| X/ Hemant Soren)

BHOGNADIH: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM working president Hemant Soren on Sunday declared a "rebellion to drive out feudal forces from across the country." Making a scathing attack on BJP, Soren said that it has been merely two days since he was released from jail but the saffron party has already become jittery and is hatching a conspiracy to send him back to jail.

Soren was speaking addressing a rally at Bhognadih in the Santhal Pargana region of Jharkhand, his first appearance at a government program post his release from jail on Friday.

"I was implicated in false cases... The Centre unleashes its probe agencies to harass those who raise their voice against it. It is only two days that I am out of jail, but the BJP is jittery. Top party leaders are frequenting Jharkhand and conspiring against me again," he said.

"I have stepped out of my home for the first time post my release to address you on 'Hul Diwas'. It is a day of inspiration for all of us. Like the Santhal uprising against the British, we declare 'Hul rebellion' to drive out feudal forces not only from Jharkhand but across the country," he said.

The day marks the 1855 Santhal rebellion against the British.

Soren asserted that Jharkhand is known as a land of revolutionaries and "we are not afraid of jail, lathi or execution." He pointed out that he is inspired by his forefathers who survived such harassments. If they had not struggled so much, then there would not have been an Adivasi-Moolwasi government in this state, he said.

“Jharkhand is full of natural resources, and everybody has an eye on it. After I became the chief minister, I demanded Rs 1 lakh 36 thousand crore..they put me in jail for asking for it,” Soren said.

Soren ensured that in the next government, he will make such rules so that the first right on the state’s natural resources will be of the people of Jharkhand.

"The JMM-led alliance government was formed in the state, but they (BJP) created a lot of hurdles at every step on its way by hatching conspiracies against it.."

The former CM was released on Friday from the Birsa Munda Jail after the Jharkhand high court granted bail to him in a money laundering case.

The JMM executive president was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on January 31 in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

(With inputs from PTI)

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren released from jail after HC grants bail in money laundering case

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