Monday, 8 September 2014

Amit Shah desists from announcing chief ministerial face in Jharkhand, seeks majority

RANCHI: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would continue to be the BJP's mainstay in Jharkhand polls. Desisting from announcing any chief ministerial face, BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday said that the party should contest the impending assembly elections under Modi's leadership. Apparently, in a bid to tackle internal differences, existing within the state unit, the BJP stalwart categorically asked the workers to concentrate on forming a majority government with more than two third majority. "Do not think about who stays and who goes (referring to CMs), do not think about electing MLAs, just concentrate on electing a BJP CM for state," he said.

Claiming that Congress has lost is credibility all over the country, Shah cautioned party workers that in Jharkhand, Congress is going to project Guruji's face for contesting election. "Lalu, Nitish, Guruji are all coming together on one platform to prevent BJP from coming to power but the workers must explain to the electorate, hidden agenda of this alliance," he said.

Trying to play upon the differences between JMM chief Shibu Soren and his son, Hemant Soren, Shah reminded Guruji how he had fought for distinct tribal identity and separate Jharkhand state. "I am really surprised that at one hand Guruji fought continuously for the tribals and now his son is ready to shake hands with Lalu Prasad, the man who had pledged to restrict bifurcation of Bihar by all means, while he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar," Shah said casting aspersion on motive of junior Soren.

While admitting that it was because of charisma of Modi's personality that BJP emerged victorious in the lok sabha general elections, Shah said that the role of workers cannot be undermined. Citing excerpts from a story, he said that one king lost a battle at the last moment because the blacksmith failed to nail the horse's hoof properly. "A party can lose an election if each and every worker is not committed and booth management is always the key to success," Shah said.

He extensively enumerated achievements of Modi's 100 day rule and asked the workers to highlight them during campaign. On lines of Modi's slogan of 'congress mukt bharat', Shah gave the slogan of 'BJP yukta Jharkhand'. Refraining from making personal attack on Jharkhand chief minister or other political parties, the BJP fire brand leader spoke of state's potential for development. "Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh were created at the same time but Jharkhand continued to lag behind because of instability and lack of governance but the state could lead the nation towards Modi's dream nation of 21st century only if it gets proper leadership," he said expressing confidence over hard labouring women and tribal of state.

Shah was joined by Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, state election incharge and BJP national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, organisation secretary, state Saudan Singh, state incharge Vinod Pandey and all 12 MPs of the party including state president Ravindra Rai and leader of opposition Arjun Munda at stage. Soren,Narendra Modi,jharkhand polls,Hemant Soren,Amit Shah

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