Ranchi, May 6: Hemant Soren, JMM legislative party leader, resigned from his post as MLA on Thursday, May 6 and has offered his Dumka seat to Chief Minister Shibu Soren, who is also his father, to contest and join the Assembly.
"Hemant has submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister, asking him to contest from Dumka. Now it depends upon the CM whether to accept it and forward it to the Speaker or not," a close aide of Hemant said here.
The move by Hemant came ahead of the final decision to be taken by the BJP on thier support to the Soren government.
On Apr 28, the BJP announced its decision to withdraw support from the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government after the Chief Minister voted against BJP in the cut motion.
But the party put its decision on hold after Hemant apologised on Soren's behave and said that his father is willing to step down if the BJP wanst to come to power.
Hemant is yet to seek an appoinment with Speaker CP Singh with regard to the matter.