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Non-performing government in Jharkhand: Arjun Munda

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 20:20

Ranchi: Former chief minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday alleged that the UPA allies in the Hemant Soren government `failed` in their coordination to govern the state following contradictory statements by the allies and projects taken up by the previous government were non-starters.

"The (UPA) government in Jharkhand has completed 100 days, and during this period no projects taken up by the previous government were continued nor any new project have begun," Munda, a senior BJP leader, alleged at a press conference here.

Meanwhile, incidents of rape, murder, loot and foeticide have increased manifold on the outskirts of the state capital and in other districts, he claimed.

"I will write a letter to Chief Minister Hemant Soren on the rise of foeticide in the state (as well)," he said.

Stating that law and order situation was an indicator to a government`s sensitivity towards people`s welfare, Munda alleged that rampant illegal mining was taking place in three districts in the coal belt.

"Some of the previous government`s proposals like road projects, initiating skill development to five lakh youths per year the demand for a special economic package have been lagging behind," Munda said.

Describing the Coordination Committee of the ruling alliance as non-starter, Munda alleged even the Hemant Soren cabinet was not meeting every week.

"The cabinet should meet every week or at least once in 10 days. But we don`t find the cabinet meeting frequently," the BJP leader alleged.

On the reported controversy over auctioning of sand at various river-beds across the state allegedly going to the companies based in metro cities, he said auction rules should be made in a way so that local people could also get benefits from natural assets.

First Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 20:20

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