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Cong workers gherao commissioner office in Palamu

Posted on Dec 08, 07:22PM | UNI

Congress workers in Palamu district today gheraoed the office of the Commissioner demanding rights for the Panchayat representatives.

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee Chief and Rajya Sabha member Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, addressing the workers, said the panchayat elections held after a gap of 32 years was aimed to bring development in the rural areas.

"But the state government is yet to equip the panchayat representatives with rights," Mr Balmuchu said.

Others who were present in the programme included Rajya Sabha member Dhiraj Sahu, Daltonganj MLA K N Tripathy, Bhawnathpur MLA Anant Pratap Dev and other senior party leaders.