Former CM Madhu Koda, against the new locality policy: Said the people of Kolhan area will be most affected, the government should reconsider

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Former Chief Minister of the state Madhu Koda has opposed the locality policy of the state government. He said that the people living in Kolhan will suffer the most due to this decision of the government. On Thursday, he said that the state government should reconsider its decision.

He said that with this initiative of the state government lakhs of people of all the three districts of Kolhan, Seraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum would be affected by the definition of locality. He said that different land surveys have been done in many districts of the state. This survey in Kolhan is from 1964-1965. In such a situation, the people of Kolhan will not be considered as the natives of Jharkhand due to the implementation of Khatian based policy of 1932.

Koda said that there is a Grand Alliance government in the state. A Coordination Committee has been formed for what will be the issue for the development of the state, but this policy was neither brought to the Coordination Committee nor the Standing Committee. It is clear from this that the government has secretly worked to bring this policy which is also not in the interest of the Grand Alliance.

The former Chief Minister said that the youth of many districts would be deprived of government jobs, scholarships etc. due to the local policy based on 1932 based Khatian. Koda said in a questioning tone that why such a policy is being made. He said that whatever survey was done before independence was done by some special people. At the same time, after independence, the tribal people of the state did not get its benefit. Due to which again the work of resettlement was done which was completed in 1965, so that the landless could get rights. Madhu Koda’s wife Geeta Koda is the only Congress MP from the Singhbhum Lok Sabha seat of Jharkhand.

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