Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the opposition JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand saying they are following the politics of ‘deception’ while the BJP believed in service of people. Addressing an election rally in Khunti for the second phase of elections in the state, PM Modi said people of Jharkhand have faith that BJP alone can ensure the state’s development. He accused Congress of delaying the resolution of the vexed Kashmir problem and the Ayodhya dispute.
"Congress and JMM have formed an alliance to exploit the natural resources of the state. Their agenda is to again plunder the natural resources of the state. They are trying to create confusion and fear among people. Beware of them," said PM Modi.
The prime minister said, "I hope you will expose the lie of Congress and JMM and chose the 'double engine' BJP government".
He also targeted the Congress for not revoking Article 370 and keeping the Ram temple dispute pending. ”We ensured peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute after the Congress kept it hanging fire for decades. Article 370 is gone from Jammu and Kashmir and an Adivasi Lt Governor has been entrusted with the task of taking the newly created union territories forward on the path of development,” he said.
Reaching out to the vast tribal electorate, the prime minister said, “Lord Ram left Ayodhya as a prince but returned as ‘Maryada Purushottam’ 14 years later as he spent time with Adivasis in forests.”
He also lauded the Raghubar Das government for ”breaking the back” of naxalism in the state.