Jharkhand ministers fail to turn up at ‘Janata Durbar’

Ranchi, Sep 2 (IANS) Jharkhand’s ministers are failing to turn up at the “Janata Durbar” (public meet) called by Chief Minister Raghubar Das on every Wednesday.

The chief minister has fixed day for every minister to address the grievances of the people.

Education Minister Neera Yadav and Food and Civil Supply Minister Saryu Rai were scheduled to attend the Janata Durbar on Wednesday. Both ministers could not make to Janata Durbar.

The ministers said they were pre-occupied.

In place of Yadav and Rai, Welfare Minister Louis Marandi attended the Janta Durbar. Marandi had skipped the Janata Durbar on August 19.

“I have come from Bokaro to meet the education minister to raise some issues related to the education department. We are disappointed as the minister was absent from the Janta Durbar,” said Kedar Nath Singh.

Marandi told reporters: “We are part of the government and the issue will be sent to concerned department.”

According to sources, the Chief Minister’s Office lacks coordination with the minister as they were not informed in advance.

“Ministers should be informed in advance… Some ministers are engaged in the official work and some have to go New Delhi and other parts of the state for official purpose,” a personal assistant of a minister told IANS.

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