Former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Tuesday said that the coalition government has failed to deliver in terms of development and tribal uplift. He also targeted the government over the rising incidents of rape and crime against women in the state.
Addressing a press meet at the local Circuit House, Marandi said: “The JMM has failed terribly in fulfilling promises to the electorate during the election and also reiterated the same on the floor of the Assembly after the election. But, during the last one-and-half year no development work has taken place in the state.”
When questioned about his views on the Government in State, Marandi claimed that the law and order has hit an all-time low with broad daylight incidents of crime becoming a regular feature. Marandi said that the Hemant Soren-led government in the state had made several announcements at the time of elections but miserably failed to deliver on all fronts.
The senior leader also said that more than 28 rape incidents against women have taken place in 20 months tenure of Hemant’s Government. This only goes to show that the Government is not concerned about the safety of women.
He also said that the current government is anti-tribal, anti-labour, anti-women and the most anti-development government.
It has taken away employment instead of giving employment during one year of his tenure.
Later while addressing the party workers, he appealed to the workers to be organizationally strong from the booth level to the district level. He also directed to make public welfare schemes of the Modi government accessible to the people and to benefit them.
He said the party would take the message of the state government’s failure to do anything for tribal uplift in rural areas so that villagers and tribals come to know about the reality.
The former chief minister was given a rousing welcome by members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha ( BJYM) on his arrival to the steel city by road. He was felicitated by BJYM members at the Domuhani bridge in Sonari from where he drove to Bistupur.
He said that the government wants to distract attention from essential issues. “Any discussion on issues such as unemployment, tribal welfare is sought to be suppressed through diversions,” the senior leader said.