Jamshedpur: The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh on Friday said that the political instability is a major block in the progress and development of Jharkhand.
This has been one of the prime reasons why the State failed to meet the aspirations of people even after 14 years of its establishment. The people of Jharkhand should ensure a majority BJP government in the state if they want to see development at par with Chhatisgarh.
A coalition government is no more a solution here as this mineral-rich state has made no progress, and rather lagged behind during the past 14- years ever since the state was carved out of Bihar.
Singh said this while addressing a party’s election rally at Ram Mandir ground in Sonari this afternoon. About 3,000 people had gathered at the rally which was meant to garner support for the party’s Jamshedpur West candidate Saryu Roy.
Sharing his experiences he said: “ When Chhatisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, the state was known as a poor state. People of the state used to die of starvation and about 15 lakh people would flee the state to other states in search of daily wages. People of Chhattisgarh, both in the township and rural area, were used to huge power cuts.
But the state is now Chhattisgarh is a food-grain surplus state and supplying rice as well as electricity to four neighbouring states,” the Chhatisgarh Chief Minister said.
He said his state has a BJP government since the past 11 years. He said the development of any state can be achieved only when there is a stable government and the stability cannot be brought about through a coalition government.
Earlier, the BJP state president Ravindra Rai who was also present at the dais observed that this assembly elections is crucial for the future of Jharkhand. “Our aim is to set up a BJP government with absolute majority as the state has lagged behind in all fronts during the past 14 years,” Rai observed.
Saryu Roy while addressing the rally spoke on the local issues and said that the people of Sonari, especially those residing at slum area were deprived of power and drinking water because of the sitting MLA and Congress candidate Banna Gupta and also the Chief Minister Hemant Soren.