Ranchi (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Thursday vowed to accelerate the process of development and make the state an example in the country. Addressing a gathering at the Morahbadi ground here on the statehood day, Das called
upon everyone to work towards corruption-free, dynastic-free, caste-free and communalism free state so that citizens get the opportunity to live with dignity.
Jharkhand was carved out from Bihar on November 15, 2000 by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. “Your (people) belief and confidence are my strength. My only aim is to meet your expectations. I assure you that Jharkhand will rapidly progress, our state will be an example for the entire country and Jharkhand will be placed among the leading states,” Das said. Congratulating the people on the statehood day, the chief minister said he bowed to tribal icon Birsa Munda, whose birthday coincides the day.
Sharing his interaction with a youth, who was born on November 15, 2000 when the state was created, the chief minister quoted that youth saying the latter only desire is development, which signifies the desire of the youth. “The youth wants development. He keeps information about society, country and world and does not get misled. That is why the responsibility of everyone increases towards developmental programmes,” Das said.
Remembering former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former deputy prime minister L K Advani for helping in the creation of Jharkhand, Das said several governments were formed but the bitter truth is that Jharkhand had not developed as much it could have been. Referring to his nearly four years term, Das said that now the world does not remember Jharkhand for corruption or naxalism. “There is a discussion about Jharkhand's development. Today you can proudly say that I am Jharkhand vasi,” Das added.