Opposition set to corner Jharkhand government in assembly

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Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Jharkhand assembly, scheduled to commence from Friday, is all set to be stormy with the opposition aiming to corner the government over a host of issues.

The key issues include law and order situation, functioning of the police, sting operation on the Rajya Sabha polls, change in the domicile policy, irregularities in execution of schemes, rights to the panchayats, and changes in the power policy.

The ruling alliance is preparing a strong defence to counter the Opposition.

Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon has called for an all-party meeting on Wednesday to seek cooperation of all parties in running the house smoothly.

“We would like to make sure that the session runs smoothly and it is utilised for the welfare of the people,” Oraon said.

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Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chief Whip Radha Krishna Kishore said the government was satisfied with the performance so far and it was ready to counter all allegations of the opposition.

Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha said the government has failed on every front. He said law and order in Jharkhand has collapsed.

Congress leader Sukhdeo Bhagat said his party would seek answers from the government on various issues, including law and order, domicile policy and alleged horse-trading in the Rajya Sabha polls.

“The law and order situation is pathetic, police is not under control, the power policy has been changed while no rights have been given to the pachayats,” said JVM-P leader Pradeep Yadav.

The opposition could also raise the controversy involving state BJP President Tala Marandi as FIRs have been registered against him and his son Munna who allegedly married a minor girl.

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