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Gujarat voters mature, BJP will win Gujarat polls: Jh'knd CM

Press Trust of India  |  Dumka (Jharkhand) 

Chief Minister today said voters are mature and so the is ruling there for 22 years and expressed hope that the party will also win the Assembly elections in the western state.

The Congress, he said, would be swept away both in and Himachal Pradesh.

of the Assembly polls of the two states will be declared on December 18.

Das told a press conference here that candidates have been elected in the civic polls with the people giving their approval to development and shunning casteism and communalism.

The on December 1 last won 14 of the 16 mayoral seats in and the elections were touted as the first litmus test of after the BJP stormed to power in March.

The people had elected Prime Minister Modi in 2014 on the issue of development, ending casteism, dynastic rule and communalism, Das told a press conference.

"The entire country has accepted our leadership," Das said.

The chief minister said was no more the as it was during the time of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Subhas Chandra Bose.

"The Gujarat-born Mahatma Gandhi had wanted to dismantle the party after Independence. Therefore, how can the Congress grow in " Das asked.

Speaking on Jharkhand, the chief minister said the Mukti Morcha (JMM) was not required anymore in the state.

The JMM was floated by A K Roy, Binod Bihari Mahato and Shibu Soren for a separate state. Since Jharkhand was formed in 2000 by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the JMM is not required now, Das said.

Speaking on developing tourism in the state, Das said Mandro in Sahibganj would be developed as a tourist spot besides three hills in Rajmahal hills would be developed as 'Krishna Pahad' by the ISKCON.

Maluti and Massanjore in the Santhal Pargana region were also being developed as tourist spots and work was on at Rajarappa temple and Parasnath.

Tourism would increase the footfall of visitors and generate employment in the state, the chief minister said.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 17:00 IST