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UPA, Left urge governor to ensure fair trial against 3 mlas

Written by: Staff

Ranchi, Sep 9 (UNI) Opposition UPA and Left parties today urged Jharkhand governor Sayed Sibtey Razi to ensure transparency while the state assembly speaker deals with three legislators, who have been served show cause notices under anti-defection law after they quit the Arjun Munda ministry.

Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari was under fire after he served anti-defection notices to three legislators- Mr Kamlesh Singh, Anos Ekka and Stephen Marandi, who joined hands with the Opposition this week to form an alternative government in Jharkhand.

RJD state president, Gautam Sagar Rana, said the UPA and Left parties leaders had paraded upto Rajbhavan to submit a memorandum urging the Governor to ensure fair trial by the Speaker on three legislators.

Mr Rana said a delegation comprising 21 members met the Principal Secretary to the Governor and handed over a memorandum demanding to prevent the Speaker from taking "immoral steps to save the BJP-led NDA government in Jharkhand". The governor was not present when the delegation went to Rajbhavan.

Among others, who went there were Khagendra Thakur (CPI), Prakash Viplav (CPI(M), Yogendra Pandey ( Forward Block), Prabhakar and Anadi Brahm from Congress and Vinod Pandey of JMM.

The UPA has decided to gherao the Speaker's residence and the state assembly tomorrow and day after respectively.


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