Jamshedpur : The All Jharkhand Students Union ( AJSU ) on October 2 ( Gandhi Jayanti) the party will form a long human chain stretching 330 Kms, covering the stretch of National Highway-33 between Barhi in Hazaribagh and Baharagora in East Singhbhum. About four lakh people will participate in the human chain between 11 am to 3 pm.
” We will form the human chain to demand for special status Jharkhand meets all the eight yardsticks under Gadgil Formula for being considered for the special status. The party has struggled for the formation of a separate state,” said a leader.
As per its plan,the human chain stretching 330 km, falling on the National Highway-33 between Barhi in Hazaribagh and Baharagora in East Singhbhum,will involve nearly four lakh people. It is slated to be organized on October 2.
This will mark the emergence of a regional party led by a Sudesh Mahato,who was Deputy Chief Minister in the Arjun Munda government.”We struggled for the formation of a separate state and are proud to be in a state with the richest mineral reserves. But owing to central norms, the state cannot utilize its own resources. Several thousand people have already expressed their willingness to join the movement,” said Rorya Soren.
Following the human chain to grab national attention, the party will also hold a rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on the occasion of the 14th statehood day of Jharkhand on November 15. The party will also organise a ‘Adhikaar Yatra’ . Party chief and former deputy chief minister Sudesh Mahto will lead the yatra.
AJSU Party is set to create a national record of sorts by forming the longest human chain stretching 330km, covering the entire length of NH-33 between Barhi in Hazaribag district to Bahragora in East Singhbhum to push for the special status tag for Jharkhand. The chain would be symbolize the fact that the demand for special status is not just a political agenda, but a people’s movement. Having fought for a separate statehood, the people of the state feel that they have been deprived of their rights.