ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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DHANBAD-New Aspects of Coalfield Politics

FOR the Janata Mazdoor Sangh, the BCCL contractors' front, the loss of power of the Janata party has meant declining fortunes. Nevertheless, its chieftain, Surajdeo Singh, has again made himself an, MLA practically at gunpoint, and party president Chandra- shekhar has gone so far as to make him head of the district unit, In early October, Chandrashekhar came to Dhanbad to address public metlings. One of these was held at Kustaur colliery, the mafia base, where workers live in terror. Surajdeo Singh reportedly presented him a purse of Rs one lakh and assured him enrolment of lakhs as party members.

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