Jamshedpur : The JMM observed slain leader Nirmal Mahto�s death anniversary on Friday. Floral tribute was paid to the statue of the departed leader, who was gunned down in 1987 in front of the Chamaria guest house at Bistupur area here and Kadma.
Several leaders cutting across party lines today paid homage to slain Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Nirmal Mahto on his death annivesary.
Thousands of people also thronged Kadma to pay floral tributes to Nirmal Mahato at his musoleum on his death anniversary.
Interacting with the supporters at Kadma Shibu Soren said, �The need of the hour is to work genuinely for the development of the state as Nirmal Da laid his life for the creation of a separate state to make tribals of this region earn livelihood with dignity.�
Hemant Soren said Government in the State would ensure over all development of Jharkhand. We will launch several development project that would help in improving the present living standard of the people of Jharkhand.�
Later, in the day senior functionaries of JMM including Transport Minister Champai Soren, reached the venue to pay their homage to one of the most popular leader of Kolhan.
Meanwhile the former AJSU leader Firoze Khan joined JMM in front of the Sorens. �The Assembly elections are inching closer. We have taken lessons from Lok Sabha elections and do not want to repeat again. We have to bury the differences and bring the leaders on common platform to show that we are altogether,� said leader JMM.
Another JMM leader said that with the increase in the reach of Nirmal Mahato�s ideology amongst the party workers of neighbouring states particulary, West Bengal and Orissa, the turnout is expected to be all time high this year.
The leader said that tribals have always been deprived of their rights whether they are in Jharkhand or Assam. It is high time for us to unite and fight for our rights. It is our own land and we must rise to succeed. The presence of Soren charged the voters and party cadre.