Congress delegation meets Jharkhand governor on domicile policy

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) A Congress delegation led by its state president Sukhdeo Bhagat on Wednesday met Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu to demand a special assembly session to discuss the domicile policy issue.

“In a memorandum submitted to the governor, the congress demanded that the domicile policy announced by the state goverment should be put on hold and a special assembly session called to discuss it. The present policy is not in favour of the adivasis and moolvasis,” Jharkhand Congress secretary Alok Dubey told IANS.

He was a member of the delegation.

He said the party demanded that the policy be formulated taking into consideration the tradition and culture of the tribals and original inhabitants of Jharkhand.

“Jharkhand comes under the fifth schedule of the constitution and its provisions should be observed in case of the state,” he said.

The main opposition party, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, has called for a shutdown in the state on May 14 to oppose the domicile policy implemented in the state.

It is also mulling to call a shutdown on April 24 in Kolhan when Prime Minister Narebdra Modi is slated to address village headmen in Jamshedpur.

–IANS

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