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Jharkhand CM meets Sonia; farmers' protest, cabinet berths discussed

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren met Congress president Sonia Gandhi

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren | File

Chief Minister Hemant Soren met Congress president here on Monday and several issues related to the coalition government in the state, including filling up vacant Cabinet berths, and the farmers' protest against the Centre's new agri laws, were discussed.

Soren, who is heading a coalition government of the Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), met and at the Congress chief's 10 Janpath residence. Congress' in-charge R P N Singh was also present during the meeting.

Singh said it was a courtesy meeting as Soren had not met Gandhi for over a year.

JMM sources said that during the meeting Soren also discussed the roadmap of the coalition government going forward after completing one year in office last month.

Several issues related to the government's programmes, filling up of vacant positions in the Cabinet, appointments to various boards, development issues and the farmers' protests against the Centre's new farm laws were discussed, the sources said.

On completion of one year of his government, Soren had said the JMM-led coalition is committed to make Jharkhand self-reliant by the end of the tenure so that the state need not take loan from the world bank and also doesn't wait for the central assistance.

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First Published: Mon, January 18 2021. 17:35 IST