BJP-ruled States making rapid strides: Jharkhand CM 

The Jharkhand CM drew a parallel between his progressive 23-month rule and Naveen’s 17 years of governance.

Published: 13th February 2017 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2017 06:14 AM   |  A+A-

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a public meeting at Bargaon block in Sundargarh district | Express

By Express News Service

BARGAON (SUNDARGARH): Yet another BJP Chief Minister descended on Sundargarh to seek votes for the party’s candidates on Sunday. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das campaigned in Bargaon block, bordering Jharkhand, a day after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Minister of State Vishnudeo Sai campaigned in the district.

Raghubar, accompanied by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Odisha BJP unit general secretary Ranjan Patel and secretary Dhiren Senapati addressed a meeting at Itma in Bargaon block for the party’s Zilla Parishad nominees in Bargaon-A and B seats.

Raghubar launched a scathing attack on the BJD Government in Odisha saying despite 17 years of BJD rule, the State lags behind in road connectivity, rural electrification and infrastructure. He claimed that the farm sector in Odisha is in a bad shape due to lack irrigation facilities, while unemployment and migration are on the rise.

Drawing a parallel between his 23-month rule, Raghubar said Jharkhand is making progress. Jharkhand is aggressively working to double farmers’ earnings with stress on consumption of locally grown agriculture produce. “My Government pays old age pension of Rs 600 while it is Rs 300 in Odisha and the quality of `1 rice is very poor in Odisha,” Raghubar said. “Neighbour helps a neighbour and as a good neighbour, I have come to appeal to you to jerk this inefficient BJD Government from its slumber,” he added.

Stating that the BJP-ruled States are progressing rapidly, Raghubar called upon the people to vote for the party and pave the way for installing BJP Government in Odisha.  Oram, in an appeal to the people, said, “I am feeling alone and the victory of BJP candidates in rural polls will help me in spending more funds in the district.” 

Oram said his Ministry has a budget of Rs 5,600 crores and he wishes to allot special grant of Rs 100 crores to Rs 150 crores to Sundargarh, but the State Government is preventing him. Sundargarh unit BJP president BK Mishra was also present.


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