‘The govt is falling’: Jharkhand MLA Kumar Jaimangal behind FIR claimed same year ago | Political Pulse News,The Indian Express
Kumar Jaimangal rare Cong MLA with trade union roots, in constant touch with voters
In July 2021, Congress MLA from Bermo Kumar Jaimangal lodged a complaint about attempts being made to “destabilise the coalition government in Jharkhand”. Based on his complaint, an FIR was registered at the Kotwali Police Station and three persons were arrested, one a fruit-seller with alleged ties to the BJP.
The BJP denied any links, the government did not face any trouble, and the matter died down.
Almost exactly a year later, it is Jaimangal again who has filed a complaint following the arrest of three Congress MLAs in West Bengal with Rs 50 lakh in cash. He has again alleged a bid to topple the JMM-Congress-RJD government in the state, with an offer of Rs 10 crore per MLA; and claimed that the MLAs had lured him to meet Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
While the three MLAs have been suspended from the Congress as the West Bengal Police continues its investigations, Jaimangal found himself in a spot Tuesday when Assam government spokesperson Pijush Hazarika posted the MLA’s photos with Sarma and Union minister Pralhad Joshi.
Jaimangal had been meeting Sarma himself, Hazarika said, showing that his allegations against the Assam CM were “fraudulent”.