Senior leaders recall slain leader’s contribution
Jamshedpur, Aug 8: The JMM along with political parties and social organisations observed slain leader Nirmal Mahto’s 32nd death anniversary on Saturday.
Floral tribute was paid to the statue of the departed leader, who was gunned down in 1987 in front of the Chamaria guest house at Bistupur area here and Kadma.
On the occasion, senior leaders Health Minister Banna Gupta, Transport Minister Champai Soren, MLA Savita Mahto, MP Bidhyut Baran Mahto, JMM leader Astik Mahto participated in the event. They recalled the slain leader’s contribution in the Jharkhand Movement. In view of coronavirus, the public meeting organised on the day remained cancelled.
Several leaders today paid homage to slain Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Nirmal Mahto on his death annivesary. Thousands of people also thronged Kadma to pay floral tributes to Nirmal Mahato at his musoleum on his death anniversary.
Interacting with the supporters a senior said, “The need of the hour is to work genuinely for the development of the state as Nirmal Da laid his life for the creation of a separate state to make tribals of this region earn livelihood with dignity.”
Later, in the day senior functionaries of JMM including Transport Minister Champai Soren, reached the venue to pay their homage to one of the most popular leaders of Kolhan.
Another JMM leader said that Nirmal Mahato’s ideology has increased amongst the party workers of neighbouring states particulary, West Bengal and Odisha.
The leader said that tribals have always been deprived of their rights whether they are in Jharkhand or Assam. It is high time for us to unite and fight for our rights. It is our own land and we must rise to succeed. The presence of Soren charged the voters and party cadre.