A new chapter was added in New Delhi on Friday when the BJP,Congress and JMM Members of Parliament from Jharkhand met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and jointly raised a demand-increase the number of Assembly seats from 81 to 150 in Jharkhand.
These MPs requested him to meet their demand and apprised him of the Home Minister’s old promise.In fact,during his election campaign last year,Rajnath Singh had promised to increase the number of Assembly seats.
Among the MPs who met Home Minister were BJP MPs–Ravindra Rai,Pashupatinath Singh,Vishnu Dayal Ram,Sunil Kumar Singh,Laxman Gilwa and Vidyut Baran Mahato,in addition to the Congress party’s MP Pradeep Balmuchu and the JMM’s MP Vijay Hansda.They had signed a letter seeking the same demand.
In response,Home Minister assured them that the Centre will consider their demand ‘effectively’,it is learnt.
*Picture shows MPs from Jharkhand meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on August 12,2016, demanding increase in number of Assembly seats from 81 to 150 in Jharkhand.