Ranchi, 23 September: On the basis of the Khatian of 1932, all the MLAs of the UPA appeared united on the decision of the state government to define the locality policy. CM Hemant Soren had called a meeting of the ruling party legislators on Thursday. Let us tell you that some Congress MLAs had expressed their doubts on this. Taking this seriously, the CM called a meeting of everyone. He assured that the 1932 Khatian line has been drawn according to the wishes of the people, but the MLAs can give their suggestions. Even when the bill is brought during the assembly session, it will be sent only after detailed discussion.
State Congress working president and Chaibasa MP Geeta Koda also attended the meeting. However, it was a meeting of the legislature party. Geeta Koda and her husband former CM Madhu Koda have opposed making 1932 the basis of locality. After the meeting, Geeta Koda said that the CM has listened to her words seriously. Next meeting will be held soon on this issue. At the same time, Jharia MLA Purnima Neeraj Singh also apprised the CM about his words. He said that outer-inner should not be done.
CM Hemant Soren has assured that the government believes in taking everyone along. In the meeting, the MLAs expressed their gratitude to CM Hemant Soren for making Khatian of 1932 the basis.
The decision brought the opposition on the back foot:
Minister Jagarnath Mahto said that with this decision the opposition has come on the back foot. The state government has worked in the interest of the people. This will speed up the process of development. Expressing gratitude for this, MLA Amba Prasad urged the CM to take care of the displaced, landless and primitive tribes as well.
CM Hemant Soren, Minister Mithilesh Thakur, Alamgir Alam, Jagarnath Mahto, Banna Gupta, Hafeezul Hasan, Badal, Champai Soren, Joba Manjhi, Satyanand Bhokta, MLA Sita Soren, Chamra Linda and Congress State President Rajesh Thakur were present in the meeting. Minister Rameshwar Oraon could not attend the meeting due to ill health.
CM Hemant Soren gave this assurance to the angry MLAs
Story first published: Friday, September 23, 2022, 15:12 [IST]