In the midst of speculation regarding the potential disqualification of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for alleged violations of electoral norms, which could leave the chief ministerial post in the state vacant, there is increasing support for his wife, Kalpana, to succeed him.
Reports suggest that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has informed Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais about the possible disqualification of CM Soren. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the largest party in the Assembly with 30 MLAs and a key part of the UPA alliance, appears poised for a leadership change.
Let’s explore the likely successor, Kalpana Soren. Despite her family’s roots in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj, Kalpana was born in Ranchi in 1976. She entered matrimony with Soren in February 2007, and the couple has been blessed with two children. Engaged in various business ventures, including ownership of a private school, Kalpana maintains a relatively low-profile public presence but has been seen at events focused on women and children empowerment.
Kalpana gained attention when former Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das accused CM Soren of leveraging his political influence to secure land for Kalpana’s business. As the overseer of the government’s industry department, CM Soren allegedly facilitated the allocation of 11 acres of land from plots originally designated for tribal industrial initiatives to Kalpana’s business.
The unfolding political scenario in Jharkhand is marked by uncertainty, with Kalpana Soren emerging as a potential successor to the chief ministerial position. As developments continue to unfold, the state’s political landscape remains dynamic, with the future leadership of Jharkhand hanging in the balance.
After officials from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrived at the residence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with a money laundering case, the political leader went temporarily out of public view. Despite Soren’s subsequent reappearance, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has asserted that if Hemant Soren faces arrest by the ED in the money laundering case, his wife, Kalpana Soren, is poised to assume the role of Chief Minister of Jharkhand. To delve deeper into the unfolding Jharkhand Political Crisis and get acquainted with Kalpana Soren.