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Jharkhand assembly polls: Shah kicks off campaign, promises development

He lauded the Raghubar Das government for 'freeing' the state of the Naxal menace in the last five years.

Press Trust of India  |  Manika (Jharkhand) 

Home Minister Amit Shah

BJP president kicked off his party's campaign for the Jharkhand assembly polls on Thursday with the promise of catapulting the state to the top position in terms of development.

He lauded the Raghubar Das government for "freeing" the state of the Naxal menace in the last five years.

"Atal ji (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) created Jharkhand and Narendra Modi will embellish and spruce it up," he told an election rally in Manika.

"People kept dying, youth sacrificed their lives, but the dream of statehood remained unfulfilled under Congress rule," he said.

Shah thanked the Jharkhand unit of the party for giving him the opportunity to launch the poll campaign from Latehar district, the land of legendary freedom fighter Birsa Munda.

First Published: Thu, November 21 2019. 13:50 IST
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