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Tuesday , August 5 , 2014
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Ajsu focus on governance

Ranchi, Aug. 4: The Ajsu Party today released its vision document for the ensuing Assembly elections, raising Jharkhand’s 3.30 crore people’s hopes for a “better future” with a whole lot of promises.

Titled Shashakt Jharkhand, Samridhha Jharkhand, the document vowed good governance, improved law and order, electricity for all and focus on education.

With the launch of this vision document, the Ajsu, with six MLAs in its kitty currently, effectively kicked off its campaign for the elections likely to be held in the next few months.

Speaking at the event at a Ranchi hotel, party chief and former deputy chief minister Mahto said his political dream was to make Jharkhand one of the best states in the country and the vision document was the first step in that direction. “This vision document is a platform to work and achieve the goal,” Mahto, who represents Silli seat in the Jharkhand Assembly, said during the event.

Elaborating on the party’s vision, Hemlata S. Mohan, the former state women commission chairperson, said the focus would be on ensuring good governance and better life for the people, who are still deprived of basic amenities even 14 years after the state’s formation.

Mohan, who fought the recent Lok Sabha polls on Ajsu ticket from Dhanbad, said new initiatives for security of common people, setting up a world class sports university, promoting tourism and providing power to all villages would top the priority of the Ajsu.

IT-enabled police thanas, a special highway patrol force, CCTV cameras for 24x7 vigil at public places like stations, bus stands, market places, sports colleges in every district, industry-linked skill development, tapped drinking water for all homes, improved public transport facility for villagers are other prominent features of the Ajsu document.

Corporate honcho and Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Parimal Nathwani, who has vouched for a pre-poll alliance between the BJP and the Ajsu to ensure a stable government, was also present at the event.

“The vision to transform the state needs a lot of hard work. I congratulate the Ajsu and Sudesh Mahto for initiating the first step. I will extend all possible help,” said Nathwani, who was re-elected earlier this year to the Upper House for a second term.

Nathwani said regional parties in different parts of India had played a crucial role in shaping up their respective states. “Those who are saying that regional parties can do little for the development of the state, should change their perception,” he added.

Among others, Ajsu MLAs Chandra Prakash Choudhary (Ramgarh), Ram Chandra Sahis (Jugalai), Naveen Jaiswal (Hatia), Kamal Kishore Bhagat (Lohardaga), Umakant Rajak (Chandankyari), former chief secretary A.K. Singh were also present.