Murmu seeks Jharkhand Guv’s consent to prosecute Munda

In a letter faxed to the Jharkhand governor today, Murmu said he has sought the gubernatorial consent to prosecute Munda for violating certain constitutional provisions.

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 14:12 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) chief and former MP Salkhan Murmu on Wednesday sought approval from Governor MOH Farook to prosecute Chief Minister Arjun Munda on charge of violating constitutional provisions.

In a letter faxed to the Jharkhand governor today, Murmu said he has sought the gubernatorial consent to prosecute Munda for violating certain constitutional
provisions.

Murmu alleged that the Chief Minister and the ministers of his Cabinet have taken oath under third schedule of the constitution to enforce the law of land but the
government itself was violating rule 46(1) B in regard with enforcing Chhotanagar Tenancy Act (CNT) in the state.

Besides, the Chief Minister, who belonged to Tamaria caste as per land records of his ancestors, have been contesting election from a reserved seat of Kharswan assembly seat in Saraikela-Kharswan district since 1995 by producing a
different caste certificate, Murmu alleged.

Murmu claimed that both the instances were violation of constitutional provisions and a criminal offence prima facie.

The JDP leader demanded the governor should either allow him to lodge criminal case against Munda or must constitute a commission to look into the allegations.

PTI