NEW DELHI :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the ongoing assembly election in Jharkhand was for development, and claimed that the Congress and it alliance partners want to take away natural resources of the state.
Speaking at a rally in Khunti in Jharkhand, Modi said the Congress and its alliance partners were making false promises to win elections and creating an atmosphere of fear so that people vote for them.
“People have to be careful of Congress and its alliance partners. They only want to loot the natural resources of the state. They are making false promises and creating a sense of fear among people. The election of Jharkhand is for development and continuation of development process. Jharkhand should benefit from the double engine of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Delhi and Ranchi," said Modi.
Modi said people of the state, especially those in tribal areas, should not worry because BJP will ensure that there is no threat to their land, forests and water. Jharkhand has completed 19 years since it was formed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and people of the state have to decide its future, he added.
“19 years is a very important age in a life and now Jharkhand has become 19, the people of the state have the added responsibility this time because the decision taken by them this time will decide where will Jharkhand be in 2024. People of Jharkhand should not lose this opportunity and that is why it is important that they vote for BJP again," Modi said.
He said the union government has ensured there was peace in the country and blamed the Congress for delaying resolution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute and Jammu and Kashmir’s special status issue.
“The BJP works for the development of everyone and does not differentiate on the basis of caste, religion or community," Modi said.