Ranchi, July 4: BJP president Rajnath Singh today promised all possible help to the Congress-led government at the Centre to fight Naxalism, advocating both social and political remedies to curb the menace.
He also demanded that Jharkhand be declared “drought hit” and the official machinery ensure crop insurance facilities for all farmers. He added that the state should provide 75 per cent of the premium amount on behalf of farmers, since the monsoon had arrived late in the state.
Singh was here to address the party’s state executive body meeting. He also assessed the current political scenario in Jharkhand and discussed with his party members ways and means to face the new challenges ahead.
He held the Congress squarely responsible for the political impasse in the state and announced to intensify its agitation for the early dissolution of the Assembly.
He alleged that the Congress was playing cruel jokes with the people of Jharkhand and Goa.
“The Congress is opting for such treacherous strategies only to somehow stop us from coming to power in Jharkhand and Goa. But such desperate bids are never successful. The results of the last Lok Sabha elections clearly indicate that common people in Jharkhand are now looking upon the BJP with great expectations and we will never disappoint them,” said the BJP president.
However, Singh had to encounter unruly behaviour of partymen during his brief stay in the city today.
Party workers from Jamtara district indulged in slogan-shouting, alleging that the state president, Raghubar Das, was indulging in casteism.
Singh also accepted their memorandum and asked them to quietly go away. The party’s former vice-president, Yashwant Sinha, too, remained conspicuous by his absence.
“The BJP will never tolerate indiscipline. Sinha is very much with us. He could not come today, as he is away for some urgent work. We are not faced with any internal dissension,” Singh clarified.
He maintained that seat-sharing formula with the JD(U) for the next Assembly elections would be decided in Delhi at an opportune moment. Singh refused to comment on the Liberhan Commission observations on senior BJP leaders arguing that the detailed reports were not yet made available to him.