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Munda pleads for majority

Dhanbad, April 4: Former chief minister Arjun Munda today urged the electorate to vote for a single party in the Lok Sabha elections to avert a hung Parliament in the poll aftermath.

“Only a stable government can bring the nation out of the present situation of despair. I will appeal to the electorate to vote for a single party to ensure formation of a stable government,” said Munda, who was in Dhanbad to express his solidarity with party candidate and sitting MP P.N. Singh who filed his nomination papers at the district collectorate today.

Interacting with mediapersons, the BJP heavyweight said the common people were in deep trouble due to the price rise, corruption and security threats, both internal and external. “The UPA is responsible for all the sins afflicting the country,” he added.

The former chief minister said a wave of change was sweeping across the country and people were looking up on the BJP with great expectations. “If voted to power, the BJP government will try to fulfil their expectations,” said Munda.

He claimed that his party would win all 14 seats in Jharkhand.

Munda added over 2.3 crore new voters were added to the electoral rolls across the country this time. It would spell the doom for the nation, if the new government failed to generate employment opportunities for these youths, he said.

Taking a dig at the Congress, the BJP leader said the UPA had completely failed to revive the economic and escalate growth.

“The party had promised to rein in inflation within 100 days of forming the government during the 2009 elections. But it failed to do anything in five years,” said Munda.

25 nominations

Ranchi: As many as 25 candidates today filed their nomination papers for four Lok Sabha seats that go to polls on April 24.

Apart from P.N. Singh (BJP) from Dhanabd, Babulal Marandi (JVM), Sunil Soren (BJP) and Bitya Manjhi (CPI-ML) from Dumka, Pradip Yadav (JVM) and Subodh Prasad (Ajsu) from Godda were the prominent faces who completed the formalities during the day.