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PM Modi will help Jharkhand prosper: Amit Shah

ANI  |  Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India] 

(BJP) president on Saturday said that the former prime minister had fulfilled the demand for a separate state of Jharkhand, and now Prime Minister Modi will help prosper the state.

"I would like to remind you all, that demand for a separate state of was fulfilled by It was created by him and now Modi Ji will help it prosper," Shah said while addressing a rally in Ranchi.

Hitting out at former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Shah claimed that the eastern part of India was completely ignored by the last government, and it's only after the came in the Centre development was seen in the state.

"After three years, I can see that the development has begun in the eastern part of India," said the president.

As a testament to his claim, Shah compared the present Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with that of the UPA government.

He further claimed that Jharkhand's rank in GDP has jumped from 15-20 in the past to the second rank behind Gujarat, with an 8.6 percent growth rate.

"Raghuvar Das government has proved that changes can be brought about in 1000 days," Shah added.

Stressing on the development in Jharkhand, the president said that Prime Minister Modi has begun sanction of Rs. 1000 crores to various districts of the state for the welfare of the tribal population.

The mining industry is also generating huge revenues, he added.

"Coal of has the potential to benefit entire India. The poverty here is slowly getting eliminated now," Shah said.

has a history of unstable government, where no other chief minister has been able to retain the office for 1000 days.

BJP government with Chief Minister Raghubar Das is the first one to get closer to the 1000 day-mark.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 15:42 IST