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People of Jharkhand seething in anger, will throw out BJP looting its mineral resources: Kalpana Soren

The JMM nominee for Gandey bypoll said it is not in the DNA of tribals to bow and Hemant Soren would emerge stronger.

Kalpana SorenJHARKHAND: Kalpana Soren, wife of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, on Thursday said that the people of Jharkhand are seething in anger against the BJP government and will throw out this tyrannical force which is looting its rich mineral resources.

In an exclusive interview with PTI, Kalpana said her husband’s arrest was unexpected and it triggered a shock in the JMM and the family. She said it is not in the DNA of tribals to bow and Hemant Soren would emerge stronger.

“We have full faith in the judiciary and we are waiting for Hemant to come out on bail and campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.He is innocent and has been trapped in a pre-planned conspiracy by the BJP-led government at the Centre,” she said.

Kalpana, who has emerged as a new face of the party, termed the BJP “a tyrannical force that is allegedly hell-bent to oppress the opposition.”

“How will the Constitution be saved when you are arresting opposition leaders who are working for the poor, tribals and dalits. They (BJP) only tell lies. The saffron party’s 400+ slogan has pushed the temperature here above 400 degrees,” she added.

On her husband languishing in jail for over 90 days, Kalpana said, “I have a question as to why all Enforcement Directorate (ED) action takes place only in opposition-ruled states.”

On the alleged rift in the family, Kalpana said, “There is full unity. Hemant Ji’s brother was there during my nomination for Gandey bypoll on April 29.”

On her sister-in-law Sita Soren quitting the party, Kalpana said, “It was her decision to part ways with JMM and my best wishes are always with her.”

Kalpana, 48, who is credited with infusing a new vigour into Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) rank and file after Soren’s arrest earlier this year, said politics has never been her choice but circumstances thrust her into it.

“I will fight against injustice and dictatorial forces as bowing is not in tribal DNA. I will follow my husband’s footsteps. He chose to court imprisonment rather than compromise his values. I am his better-half and will see to it that tyrannical forces get a befitting reply,” Kalpana said.

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