Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Andolankari Morcha (JAM), an organisation floated by the activists who actively took part in the separate Jharkhand statehood movement, have called for 72-hour state bandh from Friday.

They are demanding immediate omission of the word 'Vananchal activists' in the format circulated by the state government for identification of genuine activists to accord them due honour.

The bandh supporters will enforce bandh from September 28 to 30 to mount pressure on the government to exclude Vananchal activists from the format, said Surya Singh Besra, convener of JAM.

The demand for separate Vananchal state was only a demand raised by BJP but it did not have any relevant as far as separate statehood movement was concerned, the former-MLA Besra, who is also the president of Jharkhand People's Party (JPP), said.

Besra accused Chief Minister Arjun Munda and the Deputy Chief Ministers Hemant Soren (JMM) and Sudesh Mahto (AJSU Party) for ignoring the demands of JAM and "conspired" to grant honour to BJP workers on the pretext of being Vananchal activists along with Jharkhand movement activists.

(Agencies)

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