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Usurpation of the State Coal Mafia in Bihar

Usurpation of the State Coal Mafia in Bihar

The close links between the notorious coal mafia, ruling politicians and the state administration in Bihar reflect the more fundamental nexus of clan, caste, class, crime and political power WHEN the co-operative mafia in Bihar was showing its clout and the government was giving in (sec 'Making Up with the Mafia', October 14), how could the notorious and equally influential coal mafia have sat back? Before the Azad government the coal mafia ran the coal region of Dhanbad. Like the co-operative mafia, most members of the coal mafia also belong to the Congress(l). The only major exception is Suryadeo Singh who, due to his relationship with the Janata Dal leader Chandrashekhar, has remained in the Janata Dal.

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