Senior Jharkhand officials criticised



Ranchi: Two senior officials of the Jharkhand government who were in London accompanying Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahato to the Olympics on Saturday came in for flak from JMM vice president Sudhir Mahato.

"It's not proper for Chief Secretary SK Choudhary and Principal Secretary DK Tiwari watching the games when they are supposed to monitor the drought-like situation round-the-clock and prepare plans to face it," said Mahato, whose party is an ally in the Arjun Munda-led government.

He justified Mahto's visit since he was the sports minister and because there were some players representing Jharkhand.

Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay had yesterday termed as 'unfortunate' the team going to London when Jharkhand was staring at a drought and other states were dealing with the situation.

PTI