Jamtara, Sep 18: BJP's national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah who flagged off the ‘Johar Jan Aashirward Yatra’ here he said that since 1950 his party had made its stand clear on Article 370 which was dangerous for the country and asked Rahul Gandhi to clarify his stand when he comes to ask votes from the people Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand during the assembly polls.
Addressing the people at Bena Kali Mandir Maidan here, he said when the government carried out surgical strike and air strike Rahul Gandhi had opposed them and had also sought proofs. He said that it was only due to the strong will power of the Modi Government that Article 370 was scrapped from Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, it was a very long pending demand of the people that separate state of Jharkhand should be formed which was never accepted by the Congress but when the NDA government was formed under Atal Bihari Vajpayee their demand was fulfilled. He said, it was Atal Ji who created Jharkhand and now Prime Minister Modi was ensuring its development.
He said, it was the people of Jharkhand who voted for a majority government in 2014 after which under leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das development has taken place in various sectors which was only possible as there was a stable government in the state.
Mr Shah said, Jharkhand which was once grappling with maoists is now on the merge of wiping them out completely and is moving fast on the development ladder.
Attacking the Congress party, he said from 2004-2014 the Congress lead UPA was in power but Jharkhand got nothing. He said that under the funds of the 13th finance commission Jharkhand got just Rs 55,200 crore while under the 14th finance commission under Prime Minister Modi the state received Rs 1.45 lakh crore.
Exuding confidence that the party will win all the 18 seats of the Santhal Pargana region, he said that the area was the land of the brave and the people have always picked up arms against injustice and even the first war of Independence of the country had commenced from the Santhal Pargana region.(UNI)