The Telegraph
Saturday , August 30 , 2014
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Ajsu keeps options open

Ranchi, Aug. 29: Ajsu chief Sudesh Mahto today inaugurated an archery event in his traditional bastion Silli, on the outskirts of the capital city.

Over 500 archers from different parts of the country have arrived to take part in the three-day event.

Mahto, speaking on the occasion, said guiding youth in the right direction was probably the most difficult task for the state. Exhorting the youth to develop sportsman spirit, he urged his party workers to introspect themselves first and think positive, instead of indulging in mudslinging.

“I am least interested about what others are doing. During our party meetings, I never allow anyone to indulge in blame game. We must focus on our own plans to rectify our weaknesses and boost our chances of success, be it in sports or politics,” the former deputy chief minister said.

Yesterday, he inaugurated 14 check dams that would benefit over 11,000 farmers of Sonahatu and Rahe blocks. The dams will boost cultivation of kharif crop in around 350 hectares and rabbi crop in over 375 hectares.

Then state water resources development minister Mahto had launched the dams as a pilot project with a cost of Rs 6.30 crore.

The Ajsu Party started its preparations for the Assembly polls with the release of a vision document on August 4.

Also, the Ajsu chief has convened party workers’ meetings in 19 constituencies in the past five weeks, with an eye on all the 81 seats.

Asked, Mahto said he was not in a hurry to forge an alliance with any party. “We are doing our job, the rest is for the common masses to decide. Also, we don’t have any personal enmity with anyone. If anyone approaches us for an alliance, we will give it a careful thought,” he added.

On the “NaMo wave”, Mahto said that the Lok Sabha election results were likely to have little impact on the outcome of coming Vidhan Sabha elections.