An aide of a BJP MLA was on Tuesday arrested by Chatra police in connection with the murder of a local TV journalist on May 12.
According to the police, the two persons, arrested Monday, have been identified as Birbal Ganjhu and Jhaman Ganjhu.
The members include, popular Hindi film director Imtiyaz Ali and also renowned writer Amitav Ghosh, besides several noted personalities related to theatre, films and folk institutions in the state.
According to the domicile policy, anybody who has lived in Jharkhand for 30 or more years for business, employment or any other reason and has immovable property will be considered a resident of the state.
JMM called the bandh in protest against the state’s new domicile policy that defines that anybody who has lived in Jharkhand for thirty or more years will be considered as a resident of the state.
Police said that, while possibility of woman being subjected to sexual assault, was not yet ruled out, there were working on all possible angles to ascertain the identity and motive of the culprits.
At the time with the BJP, Marandi was the first CM of the newly carved out state in 2000.
The party, however, is battling dissent over the selection of its candidates. In Panki, it has fielded Lal Suraj, an outsider who recently switched sides from the JMM.
The proposed changes to Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act will also allow the government to acquire tribal land in public interest for purposes like infrastructure development.
BJP MPs and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju rejected the charge as misinformation, as the prime accused in the case was a member of a political outfit which is not part of the ruling coalition.
Asked whether Jharkhand government has any plans for prohibition, Das said that each and every state has its own political and social realities and conditions. Any decision, if at all, will be taken after due consideration.
In April this year, the Centre revised the MGNREGA wage across states with some, such as West Bengal and Assam have been hiked by Rs 2 and Rs 3 respectively.
This elicited loud protests from Congress MPs, forcing deputy chairman P J Kurien to adjourn the House for five minutes.
The letter read: “The move to define a domicile is appreciable. However, dissatisfaction among people is increasing as the opposition parties and several other groups have been demanding changes in the definition.”
Soren, who was accompanied by JMM MLA and party’s Chief Spokesman Kunal Sarangi, claimed 80 per cent of elected panchayat representatives have boycotted the Prime Minister’s program.