Centre intends to loot Jharkhand’s mineral resources: Chief Minister Soren

Hitting out at the BJP-led Centre, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday claimed that the Union government, instead of taking measures for the state’s development, is trying to “loot” its rich mineral resources.

Addressing people at Mediningar in Palamu as part of the “Aapke Adhikar, Aapki Sarkar, Aapke Dwar” (your rights, your government, your door) programme, Soren said coal blocks in the state were auctioned in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding requests by his government to defer the process till the situation gets normal “as that would encourage more bidders”.

He alleged that the Centre was more concerned about allotting the coal blocks to some of its “favourite companies”, and hence ignored the state’s request on the matter.

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