In Jharkhand, BJP Legislature Party leader Babulal Marandi has raised the issue of starvation deaths in the state. Simultaneously, Hemant Soren has demanded the government to take action against them by fixing their accountability to prevent this. BJP leader Babulal Marandi wrote a letter in this connection to Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday and said that I want to draw your attention to the constant deaths due to hunger in the state. On May 21, a 40-year-old man died of starvation in Mohanpur area of Deoghar. It is being told that for two days the stove was not burnt at the deceased’s place.
Marandi wrote that hunger deaths have been occurring in Jharkhand state even before. This series is not taking the name of stopping. There are reports that 8-9 people have died due to hunger in five months of formation of your government. He said that the surprising and sad aspect at the present time is that in the global epidemic like Corona, when the entire machinery of the government and the entire department is focused on relief work. In such a situation, death of someone becomes more painful. With the help of Didi Kitchen, Community Kitchen, PDS system, there is bound to be doubt on the state government’s claim of providing food to millions of people every day.
He said that one lakh 44 thousand tonnes of food grains are made available every month for distribution in Jharkhand by the Central Government. There is so much availability of food grains in the state that no one should ever die of starvation. But even in such a situation when there is death due to hunger, there is something wrong with the implementation of the present system. He demanded that for this, the responsibility of BDO, Medical Officer, Panchayat Sevak etc. will have to be fixed by forming a committee. Action should be taken by holding the Block Development Officer, Medical Officer and Panchayat Sevak directly responsible for the area where death occurs due to hunger. The government should ensure that no one dies of hunger in the state. Till now, there is a need to take strict action against the culprits by investigating the death caused by hunger.