Budget Session: Amid walkout by BJP, motion of thanks on Governor’s speech passed by voice vote

Ranchi: Amid walkout by the BJP the motion of thanks on Governor’s speech was passed by a voice vote in the post lunch session of the ongoing Budget Session of Jharkhand Assembly.

After the house assembled after the lunch break MLAs of the BJP once again came into the well of the house and raised the issue of cancellation of recruitment policy and later staged a walk out.

Earlier while participating in the discussion over motion of thanks Congress Jamtara MLA Irfan Ansari said that the state government was working in a better manner and claimed that Hemant Soren will continue to lead the state for the next 25 years. He said that by announcing the loan wavier for the farmers the government has fulfilled its promise.

Poriyahaat MLA Pradeep Yadav said that for the first time in 20 years the state government was forced to bring out a white paper over the position of the exchequer. He did that in the previous tenure of BJP government in power sector bills worth Rs 21,000 crore were pending and demanded that recruitment policy be implemented.

Independent MLA Saryu Rai laid stress for reforms in government and administration.  He said that in eight districts there was considerable population of Tana Bhagats and demanded for reforms in Tana Bhagat Development Authority Committee and said that Tana Bhagats should be included in the committee.

CPI-ML MLA Binod Singh appreciated the steps taken by the state government to help the accident hit victim and demanded on likes of Delhi immediately help should be provided to accident hit victims.

Participating in the debate AJSU MLA Lambodar Mahto demanded for providing necessary help to the families of Jharkhand Andolankaris.

Replying on behalf of the government Parliamentary Affairs Minister Aalamgir Aalam said that the speech of the governor is reflection of vision, achievements and future plans of the state government. He said that in wake of the lockdown which was imposed on March 22 previous year the Budget Session had to be called off midway. He highlighted the various steps which were taken by the state government to bring back the migrant workers who were trapped in different parts of the country.

Aalamgir Aalam said that after bringing back the workers steps were taken to create employment for them through Mnrega under which eight lakh people were given work. Further he said that alongwith Mnrega the different schemes of the rural development department also helped to create jobs at the village and panchayat level.

He said that for the first time land of 56 rayats was returned and a sum of Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for development of Tana Bhagat community while in the name of Jaipal Singh Munda a scholarship scheme was started to enable the students from ST community to study in abroad. Further he said that 16,000 women involved in selling Hadia in Santhal Pargana have been identified out of which 9,000 have been linked with economic empowerment.

During the discussion he said that whatever suggestions which have been given by the other MLAs the government will think over that.

The house rejected that amendments which were proposed by MLAs Binod Kumar Singh, Lambodar Mahto and Manish Jaiswal and passed the motion of thanks by a voice vote after which Speaker Ravindranath Mahto adjourned the house till 1100hrs on Tuesday.

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