Chief Minister Hemant Soren
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The special session of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly will begin from Friday (today). The Chief Minister Hemant Soren-led government is likely to pass bills related to land and 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Alam on Thursday urged all parties to come forward in support of these bills. Alam told ANI that these bills are for the betterment of the people of Jharkhand and I urge all opposition parties to support them.
Speaking to reporters last Saturday, CM Soren had said that November 11 will be a historic day for the state as the Assembly will pass a bill relating to 1,932 land records to identify local residents and provide 27 per cent reservation to OBCs.
The Jharkhand government on November 2 announced a special session of the Assembly on November 11 to pass a bill fixing 1932 as the base year for deciding one’s domicile status in the state.
Speaking about the session, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Bokaro MLA Biranchi Narayan said, “I wish the government all the best in implementing the Khatian based local policy of 1932 and giving reservation to OBCs. We are supporting these bills. He said that six months ago the Chief Minister had said in the Assembly that the local policy of 1932 cannot be implemented. Wonder what has changed. This government only wants to play with the sentiments of the people.
He said that he will implement reservation for OBCs also. We also want OBC to get reservation. However, I believe this is being done to divert public attention from the ED’s action.