BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the “Vijay Sankalp” rally at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Shri Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress government at the Congress Party and the Centre and asked why is Jharkhand state is still so under-developed. He explained it through the example of GSFC in Gujarat, which was in a pitiable state when he took over the reins in 2001 and now it is one of the biggest profit making state PSUs in the state. He wondered how Jharkhand, which is so rich in natural resources is still lagging behind states like Chhattisgarh which was created in the same year Jharkhand was created.
He stated that any political analyst across the globe will be surprised if he or she is told about the resources of Jharkhand and also told that it is one of the most under-developed states.
Shri Modi also touched on the fact that how Congress had constantly refused to create Jharkhand and it was Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who took the initiative of creating the state. He asked the crowd, “Lekin aaj jo dilli mei baithe hain, unhone aapki Jharkhand ki maang ko sada thukraaya tha, kya unke chalte aapka bhala ho sakta hai?.” The audience replied with a strong NO.
Shri Modi also spoke about how the central government has totally refused to take over the responsibility to reduce the inflation. He told about how he had submitted his research findings to the Prime Minister about three years back to reduce inflation and he also got praises from the Prime Minister for that but still, no action has yet been taken on that report.
Shri Modi also hit back on those people who keep on asking about his vision. He asked that bringing coal into the coal abundant state of Jharkhand is what vision? He explained his vision about the coalmines and said that it is easier to have a power plant near coal generating units and then distributing it everywhere rather than transporting the coal all across the country.
Shri Modi also touched upon the pathetic state of coal mines. “Aaj dekhiye Koyle ki khadaan par taale hain. Aaj 20000 se jyada coal mines band hain aur log berozgaar hain. Bijli nhi banti aur dilli ki sarkar ko iski chinta nahi hai.”, said Shri Modi.
Shri Modi expressed concerns over poverty in Jharkhand and told that once BJP comes to power in 2014 at the Centre, Jharkhand’s development will be taken care of. He urged the people to vote for BJP in 2014 and see the change for themselves.
BJP National President Rajnath Singh also spoke on the occasion and explained how instability has ruined the state. He also touched upon the fact that Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated an NTPC plant in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand but no one knows what happened to that plant. He also told how congress has always manipulated the government in Jharkhand due to which, people have never seen any type of progress in the state. He urged people to vote for BJP in 2014 so that Jharkhand can be put on the roads of unprecedented development.
State BJP President Ravindra Rai also spoke on the occasion and told how people are coming in huge numbers to attend this rally.
There were various other luminaries also present on the occasion. Notable among them were Shri Yashwant Sinha, Shri Arjun Munda, Shri Karia Munda, Shri Ramapati Rai Tripathi, Shri Abhaykant Prasad and many more.