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BJP tribute to ideologue

Ranchi, June 23: The BJP today observed the death anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangha, across Jharkhand and vowed to fulfil his dreams.

While state BJP chief Ravindra Rai and former chief minister Arjun Munda paid floral tributes to “the statesman and thinker who devoted his life towards national integration” at the party office in Ranchi, other leaders observed the “martyrdom day” in their respective areas.

Munda made a brief speech and stressed the need for intensifying groundwork for the coming Assembly elections. “The fate of the Hemant Soren government hangs in balance,” Munda said, urging party workers to intensify mass campaigns on public issues across the state.

Taking a dig at the ruling allies and bickering among them, Munda said these all were ploys to divert public attention from key issues affecting the state. “The Congress is only interested in staying in power by hook or crook. If they are not happy with the functioning of Hemant Soren government, who is stopping them from withdrawing support to this government? But, they are more into making loud public statements, creating confusion that, in turn, is adversely undermining development,” the BJP heavyweight said while speaking to The Telegraph.

Munda added that the Congress leaders were now busy propagating that they gained little by joining hands with the JMM. Many of them were criticising their own leaders, especially former Union minister Jairam Ramesh.