BJP writes to Guv demanding scrapping of anti-people ordinance

Ranchi: The BJP has written a letter to Governor Draupadi Murmu urging her to direct the government to scrap the anti-people ordinance as per which people caught without wearing masks in public would have to pay a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or serve two years of imprisonment.

State BJP president Deepak Prakash and Leader of the legislature wing Babulal Marandi have jointly written a letter to the Governor in this regard which has been sent to the Raj Bhawan through e-mail.

The leaders have said that it was an anti-people, anti-worker and anti-poor ordinance. They said that when the people are already battling Coronavirus that this ordinance would further increase their problems.

The leaders said that instead of imposing fines on the people it should have been better had the 3.25 crore people were encouraged to wear face cover or use Gamcha, towels or hankies. Moreover in lakhs migrant workers have also returned back to the state to whom the state government has failed to provide them with jobs which have given an opportunity to the maoists to lure the unemployed into their fold, they pointed.

The leaders said that when Coronavirus is getting out of hands in Jharkhand the government should accord its focus on the treatment of people rather than bringing strict laws like the Britishers to trouble the people.

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