New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his poll campaign for the Jharkhand Assembly elections launched a blistering attack on the opposition over a number of issues including the rise of naxalites in the state and playing the politics of deception. Addressing a rally in Jamshedpur, which will go to polls on December 7, PM  Modi said, "Jamshedpur is land of labour and enterprise. This land has fulfilled dreams of millions and enhanced India's reputation in world." 

Taking a dig at the previous governments before BJP came to power in 2014, PM Modi said, "Chief Ministers were changed in Jharkhand at a pace with which not even weather of Jharkhand changed. Selfish interests of Congress & JMM leaders were the reason behind this. BJP put a halt to the era of instability&gave a full-term Chief Minister to the state," he added

Earlier in Khunti, PM Modi had said that it has been clear after the voting in the first phase of election concluded that the people of Jharkhand have a feeling of trust towards the BJP and the lotus symbol. 

Hitting out at state rivals, he accused Congress of delaying the resolution of the vexed Kashmir and Ayodhya title dispute. "We ensured peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute after the Congress kept it hanging fire for decades. Article 370 is gone from Jammu and Kashmir and an Adivasi Lt Governor has been entrusted with the task of taking the newly created union territories forward on the path of development," PM Modi said as quoted by PTI.

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PM Modi said that JMM-Congress alliance's politics is that of deception, while BJP's of service. "Things that were deliberately kept stuck for a long time, and which people motivated by political interests tried to block, we tried to find solutions to these problems for the peace & social harmony in the country," he as quoted by PTI.

"Congress and JMM have formed an alliance to exploit the natural resources of the state. Their agenda is to again plunder the natural resources of the state. They are trying to create confusion and fear among people. Beware of them," he added. 

Praising the Raghubar Das government, Modi added that the BJP in Jharkhand has broken the back of naxalism. Trying to reach out to the vast tribal electorate, Modi said, "a prince leaves from Ayodhya and after 14 years of 'vanvaas', on his return, he becomes 'Maryada Purushottam Ram' because Prince Ram spent those years with 'adivasis'."

The first of the five-phase elections in the 81-member assembly seat state commenced on November 30 and will come to an end on December 20. The second phase of elections across 20 constituencies will be held on December 7. Counting of votes will take place on December 23.

Jharkhand is currently ruled by BJP in alliance with AJSU (All Jharkhand Students Union). In the last election, BJP had won 37 seats while AJSU had bagged five. The latter has cut ties with the saffron party this time around while Congress, and regional parties RJD and JMM have joined hands in the assembly election.  

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