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Champai Soren will succeed Hemant Soren as Jharkhand’s chief minister

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been questioned as part of an inquiry into a "huge scam of illegal land ownership changes by the mob" in Jharkhand, according to ED authorities.

Hemant Soren resigned as chief minister of Jharkhand on Wednesday after over seven hours of interrogation by the ED in an investigation into money laundering, and Champai Soren, a prominent JMM politician, was elected his successor.

Meanwhile, JMM Rajya Sabha MP Mahua Maji alleged that Hemant Soren, 48, was in the “control” of the ED. 

Hemant Soren submitted his notice of resignation to Governor CP Radhakrishnan at the Raj Bhavan, accompanied by alliance MPs.

Hemant Soren stepped down as Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The governing JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has recommended Champai Soren, a prominent JMM politician, as the new chief minister, according to state Congress president Rajesh Thakur.

“We have staked our claim to lead a fresh government having the backing of 47 MLAs,” JMM parliamentary party head Champai Soren informed reporters.

Earlier, lawmakers assembled at Hemant Soren’s house chose transportation minister Champai Soren as the head of the JMM parliamentary party, with party spokesman Vinod Pandey stating that an agreement had been reached on his nomination.

Champai Soren has been a politician from the Serikela assembly seat for almost three decades, beginning in 1991. He is regarded to be an ally of JMM supremo Shibu Soren.

Champai Soren was born in November 1956 in Jilinggora village, Seraikela-Kharsawan district, Jharkhand. He is a matriculate and the father of seven children. He is the farmer’s son and is unrelated to the Hemant Soren family.

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