Ranchi: With its unpredictable political background since its inception in 2001, Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Sunday called for a serious thought over the malaise plaguing Jharkhand.
"I agree that 11-year-old Jharkhand has had eight chief ministers and eight governors. We have to ponder why such scenario has emerged," Munda said after releasing two books on the predicament of the state by journalist Harivansh.
Out of the three new states, the other two being Uttarkhand and Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand was passing through a difficult phase and it needed a serious study of the situation, he said.
Referring to events leading to countermanding of Rajya Sabha polls in the state on March 30, Assembly Speaker C P Singh called for a drastic change in the rules for those who violated party whip.
"Presently a party can only suspend an errant MLA as expulsion leaves the MLA independent," he said.
Questioning fairness of RS elections in 2008 and 2010, Singh said CBI should be asked to cover all RS elections held in the state since its creation as horse-trading assumed an alarming proportion.
The EC has entrusted the CBI to probe the events that led countermanding the RS elections in the backdrop of the police seizure of Rs 2.15 crore from a vehicle on poll day.
Former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi, MP, said the entire political system in the country had become sick and it required a proper diagnosis for a permanent cure.
Marandi echoed veteran scribe Harivansh’s argument that only politicians could correct the political system.