Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government as kaamdaar (work-oriented) and damdaar (strong) at an event in Jharkhand, ahead of the announcement of the assembly elections in the state.
At a public meeting in Ranchi, Modi said the steps taken by his government in the first 100 days of its second term in office were just an indication of the good things to come.
“100 days of the government is just a trailer, the entire film remains... It is just the beginning, we have five years. We have taken the pledge to work for the people and that is why the government made instant triple talaq illegal to empower Muslim women, we pledge to end terrorism, to work for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, and to act against the corrupt," Modi, who was in the state to launch development projects, said.
Jharkhand assembly elections are expected to be held in November-December. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government under chief minister Raghubar Das is looking to replicate its Lok Sabha election success against the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) alliance.
The BJP had won 35 of the 77 seats in the 2014 assembly polls, and formed the government with smaller regional parties. In the 2019 LS elections, the NDA won 12 of the 14 seats, out of which the BJP won 11.
Modi said NDA had kept its promise to take action against the corrupt. “Some have already reached the place they should have been in, now they are taking bail."
“Development is our priority and commitment. It is our pledge to develop India. I am hopeful that people of Jharkhand will again select a double-engine government (BJP in Centre and state) for the next five years," he added.
During his visit, the prime Minister inaugurated the new Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha building and laid the foundation stone for the new secretariat building at Ranchi. He also inaugurated the multi-modal terminal at Sahebganj.
Besides, he inaugurated 400 Eklavya model residential schools, which will focus on quality upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary level education to students in tribal dominated areas. He also launched the Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana, which is expected to provide a minimum pension of ₹3,000 per month to small and marginal farmers above 60 years.