After its massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is eyeing to repeat the success in the assembly polls to be held later this year in three states. It has started preparation for the elections in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana. BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda has already started his Pravas in these states to take stock of the preparation and further strategy of the party.
In that series BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda was on a two-day Pravas to Jharkhand from 13 July, 2019, where he participated in the party’s membership drive and also attended the meeting of the Core Group of the party in Ranchi where Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das, former Chief Minister and Union Minister Shri Arjun Munda, and other leaders also participated. The Core Group met to chart out the strategies for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.
BJP National Working President also met the MPs, legislators, district Presidents, workers and office bearers associated with membership drive of the party. Shri JP Nadda said, “Our focus of membership is on two points. First is qualitative and second quantity.”
The Working President also participated in the membership drive campaign at Ormanjhi block of Ranchi on the second day of his Pravas. He also went to five houses to enlist members into the party. In Jharkhand, the Legislative Assembly elections are due to be held in November-December, where 81 seats are at stake. The term of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly ends on December 27.
Addressing a press conference in Ranchi on 14 July, 2019 Shri JP Nadda said, “The Jharkhand Assembly has 81 seats.”The state government and the organisation of the BJP are moving forward rapidly and the people will bless them with 65-plus seats this time.”
Shri Nadda asserted that the party will win more than 65 seats in the assembly elections in Jharkhand, due to be held by the end of this year, and retain power in the state.
He thanked the people of Jharkhand for their mandate as the BJP-AJSU party alliance won 12 out of 14 seats of the state in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Praising Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das, Shri Nadda said the state government is working towards the welfare of the people and implementing schemes with responsibility and transparency.
Claiming that benefits from the BJP’s “double-engine” governments at the Centre and the state are clearly visible in Jharkhand, he appreciated the initiative undertaken by Das in implementing various schemes.
“Abki baar painsath (65) paar”
Addressing the media Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das, who’s set to become the first CM of the state to complete a five-year term since its bifurcation from Bihar on November 15, 2000 said, “Abki baar painsath (65) paar (This time we will cross 65 seats). There is not an iota of doubt in people giving an absolute mandate to us. We will win by a thumping majority as the message of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has percolated down to the masses,” Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Das said.
Hailing Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for “solid foundation of development works”, the CM asserted that BJP workers are always ready for elections. “Whether in Jharkhand or other parts in the country, people have seen and accepted the politics of development under Prime Minister Shri Modi,” he said.
Calling the Opposition alliance a “partnership formed with selfish ulterior motives,” Shri Das said that the Opposition will lose their deposits in the ensuing elections. People of the state including the exploited, the downtrodden, the poor and the Dalits have seen development work and have rejected the Opposition.”
“Jharkhand citizens have shown the mirror to ‘mahagathbandhan’ in the Lok Sabha elections. They were stumped by NDA’s politics of development. This time too they will be given a befitting reply,” CM Shri Das said.
On the welfare schemes, the CM said that the ‘Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojna’ under which girls from 26 lakh poor families are set to be benefitted is going to be a game changer with girls belonging to families whose annual income is up to Rs 72,000 receiving a scholarship. “For the welfare of farmers, we have started ‘Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana’ where farmers with an acre of land will get Rs 5,000 and farmers having five acres will get Rs 25,000” Shri Das said.
Shri JP Nadda also participated in a plantation programme at Ormanjhi on the outskirts of Ranchi.