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JMM raises concerns over bias in Modi government's cabinet selection

  • JMM criticizes the lack of representation for Jharkhand natives in Modi government's cabinet expansion
  • Appreciation expressed for Annapurna Devi's appointment, representing the Santhal community
  • Criticism raised over the appointment of outsiders as state ministers, questioning the BJP's commitment to indigenous representation

10 Jun 2024
JMM raises concerns over bias in Modi government's cabinet selection

The recent expansion of the Narendra Modi government's cabinet has sparked criticism from the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) over the perceived neglect of Jharkhand natives. Supriyo Bhattacharya, the Central General Secretary of JMM, raised concerns about the absence of representation for the state in the cabinet for the third consecutive time.

Bhattacharya highlighted the apparent bias in cabinet expansion, emphasizing that no native of Jharkhand was given a ministerial position. However, he expressed appreciation for the appointment of Annapurna Devi, MP from Koderma and a representative of the Santhal community, as a central minister.

Despite acknowledging Devi's appointment, Bhattacharya criticized the selection of outsiders like Sanjay Seth as state ministers, questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) failure to consider indigenous candidates for ministerial roles. The remarks from JMM underscore broader concerns about equitable representation and inclusivity in central governance.

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