Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun
Munda on Monday said that the January 25 high court verdict
on the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act was not against it and the
government had no proposal to amend it.
"The judgement only elaborated the act as to what it
says, and is not against the act," Munda told the state
Stating that there was no proposal for amendment to
the act, Munda, however, said that the government was readyfor a debate in the house on the matter.
He was replying to Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
(Prajatantric) MLA Pradip Yadav who asked whether the
government intended to amend the act following the verdict.
The Chotanagpur Tenancy Act Act, 1908, underlines
certain restrictions on sale and purchase of land belonging to
tribals, schedule castes and backward class in the areas
covered under it.