Union Home Minister cum BJP National President Amit Shah on Wednesday gave full marks to Chief Minister Raghubar Das appreciating his works giving ample indication that he will be face of BJP in year-end Assembly election. Shah, while was attending a summit organised by vernacular daily at city-based hotel said, “Under the regime of Raghubar Das, the State has witnessed development in various areas and we are confident that BJP will once again come to power in year- end election on the basis of State Government work.”
Highlighting the work carried out by Raghubar Das Government in last four and half years, Shah said, “Before 2014, the State was lagging behind in various social and infrastructural parameters. However, in last four and half years a lot of works has been done which is easily visible.”
Shah claimed that in Raghubar Das regime, around 30 lakh houses have been provided with electricity connections, more than 35 lakh toilets has been constructed, around 57 lakh families are being covered under the world’s biggest health insurance scheme-Ayushman Bharat Yojana among others. Shah said, “Raghubar Das government is a government which believes in works.” The BJP national president exuded confidence that BJP will form government in all three states including Jharkhand going to poll this year.
Shah spoke for more than 45 minutes at the summit on various national issues ranging from Ram Mandir, abrogation of Article 370, National Register of Citizenship (NRC), cyber crime and others. On the issue of construction of Ram Temple, he said, “The Government is well prepared to handle any situation arising out after Supreme Court verdict.”
On the issue of abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir he said that BJP’s stand on removing Article 370 is very much clear since Jan Sangh era. The Home Minister said that after the removal of Article 370 from J&K there are no restrictions leaving aside at few areas. On the question that still many areas in Kashmir don’t have Internet and mobile phone connectivity in Kashmir, he said, “Internet reached Kashmir 16 years after it was introduced in rest of the country. Mobile phones connectivity was provided to Kashmiri people after 17 years it was introduced in rest of the country.” He said, Congress party, human right activists and some journalist are concerned with snapping of Internet and mobile phones connections in Kashmir, but they never question on killing of 41,000 people in terrorist activities. On the issue of National Register of Citizens, he said that NRC should be carried out in entire country as it is the duty of Governments to have the record of citizens.