BJP MLAs seek CBI probe in recovery of Rs 350 crore from Dheeraj Sahu’s premises

Ranchi: On the first day of the winter session of the state assembly, BJP demonstrated strongly outside the House regarding the Dheeraj Sahu case.

BJP MLAs demanded the arrest of Dheeraj Sahu and CBI investigation into the cash scandal. After this, the assembly proceedings started at 11.07 in the morning. Speaker Rabindranath Mahato gave the opening statement.

Under the rules for conducting business of the Assembly, the names of the Chairman, Business Advisory Committee and special invited members were announced. Inside the House, he also read out the Governor’s note that came along with the 1932 Khatian-based Local Policy Bill returned to the Raj Bhavan, in which the Governor has suggested reserving only fourth grade jobs in this bill.

After this, mourning light was brought in the house. Speaker, CM Hemant Soren, Leader of Opposition Amar Bauri, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Alam and legislative party leaders of other parties read the condolence resolution. After the condolence light, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings of the House till 11 am on Monday. 

Reading out the Governor’s note sent along with the Khatian-based Local Policy Bill of 1932, the Speaker said that the Governor has asked the Assembly to reconsider some points of the 1932 Bill. Raj Bhavan has given its suggestion after taking opinion from the Attorney General on the legal provisions included in the bill. 

The Governor has said that Section 6(A) of the Attorney General’s Bill may violate Article 14 and Article 162 of the Constitution. For this reason it may become invalid. In the opinion of the Attorney General, instead of reserving Class III and IV state government jobs only for local persons, consideration may be given to doing so only in Class IV.

On November 1, 2022, Hemant government called a special session and passed the Khatian based local policy of 1932. It was passed by the name (Jharkhand Definition of Local Persons and to  extend the resultant social, cultural and other benefits to such local persons Bill- 2022).

After being passed by the Assembly, the bill was sent to Raj Bhavan, but in January 2023, the then Governor Ramash Bais returned this bill with the advice of taking legal opinion. Then on July 27, the state government wrote a letter to Raj Bhavan asking for the return of the bill along with a message from the Governor.

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