Budget Session: MLAs raise issue of heavy police deployment in capital

Ranchi: The MLAs of the BJP and AJSU on Monday questioned the intentions of the government over heavy police deployment in the capital.

As soon as the house assembled for the day AJSU supremo Sudesh Kumar Mahto asked as to why such heavy deployment of police has been made in the capital. While BJP Bhanu Pratap Sahi sought answers from the government over the capital being converted into a Cantonment. He even alleged that on the basis of identity cards entry is being allowed.

MLA Saryu Rai said that his vehicle was too stopped. He said that during morning walk he was informed that section 144 has been imposed in the capital. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Aalam said since there was a proposed Vidhansabha Gherao programme therefore to make sure that there are no law and order issues the police deployment has been made. BJP MLA Amit Mandal claimed that on his way to Vidhansabha he was stopped at five places. MLAs Amar Bauri and Sashi Bhushan Mehta also made similar comments. Joining the issue JMM MLA Sudiya Kumar said that MLAs of opposition are talking about privileges but the previous government had tabled the CNT/SPT amendment bill in 2017 and in the entire state section 144 was imposed.

On the other hand, Ghatshila MLA Ramdas Soren raised the issue of three people being killed by Maoists in Karlabeda village of Gudabandha block of East Singhbhum and demanded compensation from the state government for the kin. Mandar MLA Bandhu Tirkey demanded for an all-party meeting to make a domicile policy on the basis of land records of 1932.

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