Jamshedpur, April 21: JMM today announced a Kolhan bandh on April 24 to protest against the Raghubar Das-led state government’s recently announced domicile policy. The bandh has been called in view of PM’s visit to the city on the day.
After a meeting with party MLAs from Kolhan at the Nirmal Guest House in Circuit House Area today, JMM MLA from Seraikela and party’s Kolhan in-charge Champai Soren announced of Kolhan bandh on April 24 to protest against domicile policy.
“We want to highlight our cause. We will block all state highways and NH-33 and also prevent vehicles trying to bring villagers for the PM program in city. We have also formed a secret team to show black flags and raise slogans against the state domicile policy before the Prime Minister between Sonari Airport and the venue (JRD Tata Sports Complex),” said Soren.
The JMM leader said that they want that Prime Minister should know that tribals of the region have been ignored in the domicile policy notified by the state government. “We are ready to welcome the Prime Minister only if the state government takes back the domicile policy before the Prime Minister’s visit,” added Soren.
The meeting was attended by JMM MLA Kunal Sarangi (Baharagora), Shashi Samad (Chakradharpur), Dasrath Gagrai (Kharsawan), Joba Manjhi (Manoharpur), Deepak Birua (Chaibasa), Niral Purty (Majhgaon), and Champai Soren (Seraikela).