Why huts of poor are bulldozed? J’khand Speaker
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 18:22
Ranchi: Jharkhand Assembly Speaker CP Singh on Friday asked the government why only the houses of the poor are bulldozed but corporates are left untouched.

"There is a question mark (as to) why huts of the poor are bulldozed while you (government) show generosity to the big companies," Singh said in the House.

His poser in the assembly came when Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren informed the house that notices were served to stop coal mining at 36 units and work was almost halted in nine other units in the coal-belt of Dhanbad, where public and private sectors have their command areas.

Soren's reply came when Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Dhulu Mahto and RJD legislator Janardhan Paswan demanded complete halt of work in all the 69 coal mining units as they had allegedly neither obtained a "no objection certificate" nor a lease from the government.

Correcting the figure as 67 coal mining units, Soren said twenty-two of them had secured stay orders from the court while nine other units were almost closed and notices were served against 36 other units.

When the MLAs alleged that these companies had encroached upon the lands of the locals, the speaker suggested a meeting to resolve the matter.


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 18:22

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