Daltonganj | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the Assembly polls in Jharkand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Daltonganj’s Palamu and said that naxalism was an issue in the state due to political instability and it is important to give a strong and stable government in here under the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Naxalism was an issue due to political instability here. Governments used to get toppled here, they didn't want to serve people but simply enjoy the power. How could there have been proper roads, industries and electricity, given the situation which was here,” said the Prime Minister in his address.

“Under the leadership of BJP, it is very important for Jharkhand that a strong and stable government is formed here,” he added.

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He also took a dig at the Congress for not been able to find a solution in the Ayodhya land case. “The matter of dispute over the birthplace of lord Ram was stalled by Congress. Had they wanted, a solution could've been found much earlier. But they didn't do that, they cared about their vote bank. Such thinking of Congress affected the country,” he said.

PM Modi further said that Jharkhand and especially Palamu and the saffron party has made an effort to free Jharkhand off naxals and create a peaceful environment.

“Jharkhand, especially Palamu, has always been a strong fortress for BJP. If lotus is blooming across the country today, it's due to the blessings of the people here and the party workers. The people here have always stood by ‘kamal’,” he said.

“BJP has made an effort to free Jharkhand off naxals and create a peaceful environment here,” he added.

Earlier, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who is seeking a second term tweeted: “In 2014, you gave immense love to Modi ji. In 2019, you gave immense affection and blessings to Modi ji. Modi ji worked day and night for the development of Jharkhand. Modi ji is coming to the holy land of Palamu. When Modi ji is with Jharkhand then why think about someone else.”

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The Assembly polls in Jharkhand will be held in five phases. The first phase of polling will be held on November 30, the second phase on December 6, the third phase on December 12, the fourth phase on December 16 and the last phase on December 20.

The BJP will be challenged by the Congress which has forged an alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

In the 2014 Assembly polls in state, the BJP had won 43 seats in the state and formed a government in an alliance with All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU) which had won five seats.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma