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Saryu floats new outfit

Roy's new organisation, Bharatiya Jan Morcha, would primarily raise local issues and ensure speedy solution

By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

  • Published 21.01.20, 12:39 AM
  • Updated 21.01.20, 12:39 AM
Saryu Roy addresses the media at a hotel in Sakchi, Jamshedpur, on Monday.
Saryu Roy addresses the media at a hotel in Sakchi, Jamshedpur, on Monday. Picture by Bhola Prasad

Jamshedpur East MLA and former cabinet minister Saryu Roy, who defeated then chief minister Raghubar Das in the recently concluded state Assembly elections, has floated his own organisation called Bharatiya Jan Morcha.

Addressing the media at a hotel in Sakchi on Monday, the 68-year-old said the organisation would primarily raise local issues before the authorities concerned and ensure speedy solution.

“The organisation will soon be registered and would be constituted at a polling-booth level in the four Assembly constituencies — Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Jugsalai and Potka. Soon, we will be nominating conveners, co-conveners and members at booth level to identify and raise micro issues faced by local people,” Roy said.

The former BJP leader, however, preferred not to reveal much about the political nature of the outfit.

“At the moment, it would be premature to say if the organisation will have a role in politics or not. As we all know, politics is a game of possibilities. We will disclose the organisation’s role in politics at a proper time. Right now, we will be focusing on finding solutions to problems and ensuring facilities reach the beneficiaries,” Roy added.

Former BJP leader Ram Narayan Sharma was made the district convener of Bharatiya Jan Morcha while Mukul Mishra and Ajay Kumar Sinha were made convener for Jamshedpur West and Jamshedpur East, respectively.

“Soon, conveners and co-conveners will be nominated for youth, women, labour and urban slum wings of the organisation. The organisation will frame its own constitution and will hold its first mass meeting-cum picnic on January 25 at Theme Park in Ghorabandha,” Roy informed.

On Monday, Roy held a meeting with officials of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited (formerly Jusco), executive engineer of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma and officials of drinking water and sanitation department (Jamshedpur and Adityapur divisions) at Circuit House.

“I have asked both Jusco and JNAC officials to sort out the problems of irregular water supply from the Moharda water project. I will review the water project again on January 24,” he said.

Roy said he had asked JBVNL to construct more sub-stations to ease the load on the one in Mango.

“We will also ensure proper proper monitoring of daily functions at Sone Mandap, Surya Mandir and Town Hall in Sidhgora,” Roy added.

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