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NRC here to stay: Rajnath

Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Jharkhand, Narendra Modi nourished it: Rajnath Singh

By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Giridih
  • Published 13.12.19, 1:18 AM
  • Updated 13.12.19, 1:18 AM
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Rajnath Singh accuses the JMM of neglecting the plight of tribals Telegraph file picture

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that the BJP would form a majority government in Jharkhand.

Singh, addressing a public meeting at K.B. High school ground in Dumri, said the BJP had people’s support as it fulfilled its promises, such as abrogating Article 370, making triple talaq punishable under law, and announcing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya following the Supreme Court verdict.

On the Opposition’s criticism on the NRC, Singh said: “Is it not our responsibility to identify infiltrators in the country? We will neither accept them as Indian nationals nor grant them citizenship.” He asserted the NRC would be implemented across India.

He said the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand “changed the image and fate of the state in the last five years by providing a stable and corruption free government.”

“This election is not about an individual, not to make anybody MLA or minister, this election is to change the fate of Jharkhand. You have to elect the party which can fulfill goals,” Singh said. “While (BJP) Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Jharkhand, (BJP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi nourished it.”

Slamming the JMM, he said it neglected the plight of tribals. Urging people to vote BJP candidate from Dumri Pradeep Kumar Sahu into power, he also spoke of the BJP’s achievements in giving people homes, gas connections and health schemes.