Press Statement issued by Shri RPN Singh, former Union Minister and Spokesperson, AICC
After the huge Protest of Congress party at Ranchi Vidhan Sabha the Government announces the Rejection of Amendments in C.N.T & S..P.T act .The Governor returned CNT(Chotanagpur Tenancy Act)) & SPT(Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act) bills proposing amendment unsigned on may 24. It was first time admitted by speaker Dinesh Oraon after the Ranchi Vidhan Sabha Gherao by the Congress Party.
It was a historical protest by Congress Party at Vidhansabha on 9th of August. Police resorted to lathi-charge and used water cannons to disperse Congress workers who tried to gherao the state assembly on the second day of the monsoon session on Wednesday. The supporters had arrived to take part in the 'Vidhan Sabha Gherao' to protest against the state government's efforts to amend the Chhotanagpur Tenancy (CNT) and Santhal Pargana Tenancy (SPT) Acts. The crowd also protested against the government's failure to curb incidents of mob lynching and farmer suicides.
It was a huge effort & continues protest of the Congress party which made the governor withdraw the CNT ,SPT Amendment bill, since Chief Minister Raghubar das announced the amendment in the C.N.T/S.P.T act and now finally after the gherao at Ranchi Vidhan sabha the rejection was finally disclosed by the government.