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Cong slams BJP-led govt for anti-encroachment issue

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 10:28

Ranchi: Congress on Friday demanded that an
ordinance be brought for the benefit of the people displaced
after their houses were demolished during the
anti-encroachment drive started earlier this month.

"Jharkhand government should bring in an ordinance
that will save the displaced people who either lost their
houses or face the threat of losing home following the
anti-encroachment drive," JPCC President Pradeep Kumar
Balmachu told newsmen here.

As senior BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Raghuvar Das
staged sit-in here on April 17 and 18, the BJP-led government
decided to move the High Court to seek time.

"But the High Court rejected it as the government
approached it without any plans. The way the state government
is functioning indicates (possibility of) another round of
President’s rule in Jharkhand," claimed Balmachu.

The state has already experienced two stints of
President’s rule during its ten-year political history.


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 10:28

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