Dhanbad/Chaibasa: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that Congress has no trust in local leadership, therefore, it has borrowed a rejected player as a candidate to contest from Dhanbad.
Addressing a public meeting in Hirapur here in a veiled attack on Congress candidate Kirti Azad he said that it is a matter of disgust that Congress has opted for such a person as to its candidate who has no knowledge about the area and the state.
He said that people of Jharkhand have always stood for nationalism, development and good governance and like in 2014 when they voted for the BJP this time also they would press the symbol of lotus on the EVM machine.
Mr Das said that both the center and the state governments have ensured that benefits of all the schemes reach to the people without any discrimination and pointed that people have availed the benefits of PMAY, Ujjwala Yojana Ayushman Bharat Yojana, etc.
He pointed out that the state government gives an additional Rs 400 crore to cover 57 lakh families under Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the state. During the function daughter in law of Singh Mansion and wife of Jharia MLA Sanjeev Singh Ragini Singh officially joined the BJP. Later addressing a public meeting in Chaibasa he said that those who sold the state and others who purchased it have now become allies.
Terming the JMM Congress and the RJD of being anti-Jharkhand he said that the MPs of the JMM sold themselves for Rs 2 crore each or else a separate state of Jharkhand could have been formed in the year 1993 itself. He issued an open challenge to the JMM to describe to the people what they have done for the benefits of the tribals of the state.
The Chief Minister said that development of language culture of the tribals is a must and at at any cost the culture of the Santhal community should remain intact and said that the government will recommend that HO language should be included in the 8th schedule of the constitution and would also recommend for implementation of the Sarna code.
Mr Das said that if the people wanted development to continue in Jharkhand and in Chaibasa then they should reject the mahagathbandhan of corrupt. He asked the members of the community to work for building a new nation as Chowkidar to protect the country. He said that the corrupt do not want Modi to become Prime Minister once more as they know that when Modi will be back in power then they would go to jail.