Seraikela: Opposition parties joined their hands to protest the land acquisition law passed by the Jharkhand government before the Seraikela-Kharsawan Collectorate on Monday.
The chief guest of the sit-in was the Seraikela MLA Champai Soren while the special guest was the Kharsawan MLA Dashrath Gagrai. They said the Jharkhand bandh called by the grand alliance of the Opposition parties against the land acquisition law on 5th July will draw the battle lines between the BJP and the Opposition parties. They called for the unity of all Opposition parties on the issues affecting the Adivasis and Moolvasis of the state.
Soren alleged that the BJP government had displaced many Adivasis and Moolvasis from their homes in the name of development. The state government has failed to bring about development in Jharkhand despite having built buildings all over the state, he said.
Soren assailed the state government further for allegedly shutting down 12,000 schools in the remote and interior parts of the state and thereby depriving students of education.
Gagrai demanded that the BJP government should withdraw its land acquisition law or else the grand Opposition alliance will be compelled to wage a battle against its policies.
Among those present during the agitation programme included Chhotrai Kisku, Shambhu Mandal, Debu Chatterjee, Yogendra Sharma, Arjun Yadav, BN Singh, Pitvas Pradhan, Hikim Mahato, Savita Mahato, Arun Bagaria and Sukhram Oraon.