Jharkhand in turmoil: What does the law say on holding an office of profit?

Under Articles 102(1) and 191(1) of the Indian Constitution, an MP or MLA is barred from holding any office of profit under the central or state government

Hemant Soren

BS Web Team New Delhi
Jharkhand is in a state of turmoil after reports suggested that Chief Minister Hemant Soren may be sacked by the Election Commission of India (ECI) in the office-for-profit case. The ECI has reportedly sent its recommendations to Governor Ramesh Bais on the allegations against Soren. 

Soren allegedly allocated a mining lease to himself while holding the portfolio of the minister of mining in 2021. 

What is an 'office of profit'?

An office of profit is a position that brings any financial gain, advantage, or benefit to the officeholder. In the Jharkhand case, the mining lease had the capacity

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 10:42 AM IST

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