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JPP calls State bandh on Feb 16 during Global Investors Summit

Jamshedpur : Tribal outfit Jharkhand Peoples Party (JPP) on Saturday called for a state wide bandh on February 16 to protest against the state governmentís decision to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Ranchi during Global Investors Summit.

Addressing a press conference, President of JPP Surya Singh Besra lashed out the State Government for imposing the prohibitory orders on February 15 and will continue till February 17 keeping in view the planned protests by the opposition against the Summit, scheduled on February 16.

He said that it is a violation of human rights and his party will strongly oppose such move as well as any investment in the state.

” It is really shocking the State Government is inviting investors when the President has not given his consent to the recent amendment in the Chhotanagpur and Santal Paragana Tenancy Act by the Jharkhand government.

How can the State Government take steps to invite investors when the land acts are yet to be clarified and defined,” Besra said.

Former MLA Besra, who resigned from the undivided Bihar assembly about two decades ago to protest the then Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav’s statement that separate Jharkhand state appealed to all the political parties and organisations opposing the amendment in the Tenancy Act to support the bandh.

Besra , also the founder of AJSU ( All Jharkhand Studentís Union ) , resigned from the primary membership of BJP in protest against the inactive approach of the party in raising voice against corruption prevailing in the State.

Besra who joined the saffron party on Ocotber 22 2009 sent his resignation letter to BJP state unit president, Raghubar Das on August 11,2010.

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