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ED action limited to media publicity, should be made public: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

CM meets ailing ex-Bihar minister Yadunath Baske in Ghatsila

Ranchi, May 26: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday raised questions on the ongoing raids by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with public money laundering act (PMLA) cases in Jharkhand and other states. He asked the reason for not making public the action taken by the ED against corrupt people. He alleged that the ED action was only limited to the media.

“I have not heard of any press briefing by the ED. Their action is only seen in the Press. Do the journalists know as to what is the action taken by the ED? ED is short on action and long on publicity,” said the CM on his visit to Ghatsila to see former Bihar minister and Jharkhand revolutionary leader Yadunath Baske who is undergoing treatment at Swarnrekha Nursing Home, Ghatshila. 

The CM sought information about the illness and course of treatment from the doctors at the clinic and took live suggestions from specialist doctors of Hyderabad for better treatment through mobile phone. Soren wished speedy recovery to the former minister. 

Soren also met the family members of Yadunath Baskey and assured of all possible help from the government for the medical treatment of the veteran leader. He met the family membersJagdish Baskey (son),  Mrigendra Baske, Shyamcharan Baske and granddaughter Savita Baske and assured them that the state government would do all possible help for their proper and better treatment. 

Potka MLA Sanjeev Sardar, Jugsalai MLA Mangal Kalindi,  Baharagora MLA Sameer Mohanty and Ghatshila Ramdas Soren were present on the occasion. 

Significantly, Yadunath Baskey was the forest and welfare minister in the cabinet when Karpoori Thakur was the chief minister in undivided Bihar. 
Significantly, Yadunath Baskey was MLA from Ghatshila in undivided Bihar between 1969-72. He was the Minister of Forest and Welfare in the cabinet of Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur in the year 1971. He has been admitted to Swarnrekha Nursing Home for treatment on 30 April after his health deteriorated in recent days.

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