CM accuses Centre of trying to destabilize government through Governor

Saraikela: Chief Minister Hemant Soren alleged that the BJP is trying to destabilize the JMM- led UPA government in Jharkhand through the Governor. Referring to the 1932 Domicile Bill which was returned by the Governor on Sunday, the chief minister said that returning of the domicile bill by the Governor is not new but the BJP is trying to destabilize the government through the Governor.

He said that this is not Delhi or for that matter Andaman Nicobar. This is Jharkhand and whatever the government wishes it will be implemented) he said while addressing a huge public meeting as a part of the Khatiyani Johar Yatra at the Birsa Munda Stadium here.

Coming down heavily on the BJP, the chief minister said that the work of filling the pocket was done by the previous double-engine government but since that has stopped now they are trying to hinder the development of the state. Earlier the chief minister reached the venue late. He was supposed to reach by 12.30 pm but the chopper carrying him landed at the helipad made at the Kashinath Sahu College ground at around 2.50 pm.

At the venue of the rally, the chief minister was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues Champai Soren, Satyanand Bhokta, Banna Gupta, party MLAs -Savita Soren, Ramdas Soren and several other senior JMM leaders. Governor Ramesh Bais on Sunday returned the 1932 Domicile Bill passed by the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly in November 2022 for further review of its legality in accordance with the Constitution as well as the Supreme Court orders.

The bill proposes to define locals in Jharkhand, created on November 15 2000, on the basis of 1932 khatiyan (land records) and reserve the class III and IV jobs for them. The chief minister is on a statewide tour as a part of Johar Yatra. On Tuesday he will attend several functions in the steel city including a rally at the Gopal Maidan in Bistupur.

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