Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Saturday hit back at the State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who had created uproar on the guidelines for celebrating Chhath Mahaparva and had accused the Hemant Soren Government of minority appeasement.
Accusing Ranchi MLA CP Singh, Hatia MLA Naveen Jaiswal for performing Chhath ritual at home and inciting people to go to the pond during a press meet organised at JMM headquarter, the party Spokesperson, Supriyo Bhattacharya displayed some photographs and said that these leaders did not even put their feet in water.
Bhattacharya said that despite knowing about the Corona epidemic, the BJP leaders did the politics of communalism in the name of Hindutva and put the people living in the State capital in danger, which is highly condemnable.
The party General Secretary said that on the appeal of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, people have given a strong reply to such leaders who spread communalism by celebrating Chhath Mahaparva at their homes. Large numbers of people celebrated the rituals at their home safely so that spread of the virus could be prevented, he added.
Supriyo said that about 25 per cent of the people went to water bodies and performed Chhath Mahaparva. Taking a tough stance on a statement by Ranchi MLA CP Singh, he said that MLA himself says that this is politics and who will go to the ghat for worship. Singh also said that he will feed Prasad to very few people looking at Corona.
While advising the BJP leaders, the JMM leader said that the people of Jharkhand should not do politics in celebrating any festival with their reverence.
Bhattacharya said that Assembly Establishment Day is being celebrated in the State on Sunday. During this time, the main opposition of the State, which has 25 MLAs, not even having its own leader in the House is a stigma in parliamentary history.
Seven times JMM MLA from Shikaripara, Nalin Soren has been chosen as Birsa Munda Best Legislator Award for the year 2020.
“BJP leaders doing politics of hate have not been able to find any leader of the house for themselves in the last 10 months. When they had 37 MLAs, they chose one person from Chhattisgarh as their leader, but at present BJP is eager to choose its leader on hire,” said Bhattacharya.