Accuses BJP of not allowing two tribals CM to complete their terms
Reviews development schemes, law and order in W Singhbhum & Simdega
Ranchi, January 24: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren launched a full scale attack on BJP from Chaibasa, a city which earlier this month saw saffron party poll strategist and Union home minister Amit Shah launching the party’s 2024 poll campaign.
Accusing BJP as master of ‘creating fight in the name of religions’ Hemant Soren said, “There are challenging times ahead for the tribals and moolvasis of the state in the run-up to the Lok Sabha and assembly polls. BJP has already started its trick in which they have a mastery of creating rift in society on the basis of religion, caste for the sake of remaining in power. They are now inciting tribals against tribals. Dividing in the name of Hindu and Muslim is their old formula.”
“Jharkhand has been the land of heroes, martyrs and agitators. Many people from here sacrificed their lives in the struggle to separate state of Jharkhand. Their martyrdom should not go in vain, with this thought and purpose, the government is engaged with full force in the new construction of Jharkhand,” said Soren while addressing a rally in Chaibasa on Tuesday as part of his Khatiyani Johar Yatra.
Blaming BJP for tactfully foiling two tribal former chief ministers (Babulal Marandi and Union minister Arjun Munda) in completing their tenure, Soren said, “We saw these tribal leaders of BJP not being able to complete their terms. But we also saw who completed it term, someone who has roots in Chhattisgarh (hinting at Raghubar Das who was the first chief minister to complete term between 2014-19).”
He also gave asked the tribals to be politically conscious.
“It is no more the time to become fools at the hand of national parties and we should be united and politically conscious so that those who talk of 1932 Khatiyan (land record) should be allowed to govern the state. Jharkhand should be ruled by Jharkhandis and not by people from other states,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that we are creating such a system where the officers are going to doorstep to solve masses problems. Under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme, work is being done to give you the benefits of various schemes by organizing camps in panchayats. This process will continue continuously.
The Chief Minister said that according to the needs and expectations of the people of the state, government schemes are being formulated and implemented. Every scheme of the government is special in itself. He said that youth are being linked to self-employment through the Chief Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme. There are many schemes including Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Yojana, Phulo Jhano Ashirwad Yojana, Savitri Bai Phule Kishori Samriddhi Yojana, through which work is being done to make people empowered and self-reliant.
The Chief Minister said that the government lays special emphasis on providing better and quality education to the children of the state. In this connection, on the one hand, the scholarship amount of school children has been increased, and on the other hand, the government is providing 100 percent financial assistance to the students for higher education abroad. Not only this, financial assistance is being given by the government to the students for preparing for competitive exams and studying engineering, medical, law etc. Model schools are being opened in the state, where children will be given education on the lines of private schools.
The Chief Minister said that Jharkhand will be made a developed state with the cooperation of the people and instruction have been given to officers to act according to the sentiments of the people of Jharkhand and fulfill their full responsibility in speeding up the pace of development.
Earlier, Hemant Soren reviewed the implementation of government schemes and law and order in two districts of West Singhbhum and Simdega at Chaibasa and asked officials to be sensitive in solving problems of masses by reaching out remote parts of the districts.