Jamshedpur: Jharkhand People’s Party (JPP)
Tuesday criticized the Jharkhand government for overlooking tribal issues while appreciating the newly-formed Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in neighbouring West Bengal for granting due recognition to tribal languages.
In a memorandum faxed to Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun
Munda recently, JPP has served an ultimatum to the state
government to grant state language status to Santali and other
tribal languages as well as Bengali under Article 345 of the
JPP President Surya Singh Besra also demanded that the
state government should initiate action to implement article
350 (A) to ensure that the medium of education in primary
schools be imparted in mother tongue and also implementation
of Panchayat (extension to schedule area) Act,1996 (PESA act),
which provide autonomous status to Gram Sabha in the state.