Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the statues of Bhagwan Birsa Munda and former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be set up in the new Vidhan Sabha premises.
Speaking at the special one-day session of the Jharkhand Assembly he said that new Vidhan Sabha was the symbol of aspirations of 3.25 crore people of the state and he himself bows his head to the temple of democracy.
He said that the assembly was a place where discussions are to be held and MLAs dispose off their constitutional duties and moral responsibility towards the people however it was not a place for behavior which hurts the sentiments of the people or is a spot on the democracy.
Mr Das said that the people gave tremendous majority to the Modi government which came back in power and in first hundred days addressed many burning issues of the country like scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A and this move was also supported by the opposition parties. He said that ISI was turning the valley into a center for terrorists and separatists but now one law, one nation and one constitution has come into effect.
“The Jharkhand Assembly congratulates the Prime Ministers and the MPs for this historic decision,” he said adding that another historic decision taken by the central government was to bring out crores of Muslims women from the misery of Triple Talaq.
The Chief Minister said that he did not want the credit for the new Vidhan Sabha building but the credit should go to the 3.25 crore people of Jharkhand who voted for a stable government under BJP led NDA.
The Chief Minister also congratulated the villagers of Kutte whose land was acquired to construct the new Vidhan Sabha and said that for the poor and the tribals who gave the land 400 homes have been constructed for the displaced which has been equipped with all the modern facilities.
Adding further he said that on Dec 28, 2014 there were only 43,000 Sakhi Mandals in the state which under his government has gone upto 2.16 lakh. He said that these mandals have been linked with self-employment to ensure their economic empowerment.
He said that the state government had not earlier given them the task to make them ready to eat meals as the Sakhi mandals had not been formed at the panchayat level. He said that now the women will not only be working in the plants but will also be responsible for packaging and supplying the ready to eat a meal to the Anganwadi centers.
Mr Das said that many governments came and went in the state but in reality not much work was done for improvement of the power sector in the state and it was his government which in the last 5 years has ensured power in 30 lakh homes of Jharkhand and even villages located in difficult terrain and on hills have been illuminated with solar power.
He said that at present construction of 59 grids and more than 100 substations was on in the state and assured that by March-April 2020 all villages in the state will get 24hours of power.
The Chief Minister said that on September 17 which is also the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Khunti grid and substation will be inaugurated. He said in two-three days he will be laying the foundation for 1600 kilometers of rural roads in the state.
Mr Das said that it was his government who identified the Jharkhand Anolankaris and provided them with pension and felicitation.
He said that due to the initiative of the state government the tribals have become hungry for development and even the government was making honest efforts to make changes in their lives which has been only possible due to the double engine government. He said that with the inauguration of the port in Sahibganj the entire area has been linked with other parts of the world through sea route.
Mr Das said that even the UNDP report has pointed that Jharkhand ranked first among the states in the world which were coming out of poverty which speaks volumes for the works done by the state government and its results.
Stating that the garment policy was best in the country Mr Das said that in another 3-4 months 20,000 to 25,000 jobs would be provided in the sector as many national and international garment manufacturers are coming to the state. He said that next month he will lay foundation to set up a garment unit in Patratu which will provide jobs to 5,000 people.
However, the Chief Minister pointed that more work still needed to be done in the education and health care sectors and hoped that when in the new year a new assembly would be convened than with new thoughts MLAs will think about the development of the state and Jharkhand will be taken further on the path or progress.