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Marwaris take on Hemant

Marwaris took out a rally in Dhanbad on Thursday in protest against chief minister Hemant Soren’s alleged remark that the community had played no role in formation of Jharkhand.

More than 200 members of the community joined the march that started from Dhanbad Park market and ended at Randhir Verma Chowk, where a meeting was held. The rallyists shouted slogans against Hemant, demanding that he withdrew the derogatory statement.

An effigy of the chief minister was burnt too.

“The chief minister’s remark was uncalled for. He has hurt the sentiments of the Marwaris of Jharkhand, who are doing everything possible to steer the state towards progress and growth,” said president of Marwari Yuva Morcha Sanjay Kumar.

Later, Marwari Samaj held an emergency meeting and communicated their gripe through a fax to Governor Syed Ahmed. The outfit has urged the governor to ensure that such hurtful statements are never made against the Marwaris, who have always been behind Jharkhand’s development.

At a party workers’ rally at Chaibasa in West Singhbhum on Sunday, Hemant had said that the Seths and Marwaris had no role in the formation and development of Jharkhand and were only concerned with earning money.

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