Elect govt with clear majority: Modi to Jharkhand people (Pics)

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Ranchi, Aug 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of Jharkhand, which goes to polls this year, to elect a government with clear majority, saying he has been able to take quick decisions one after another because BJP enjoys a majority. Inaugurating a clutch of projects, Modi told a public meeting here that Jharkhand has the potential to become developed many times more than Gujarat but had not lived up to expectations because of fractured verdicts people gave in assembly elections.

"We (NDA) are taking decisions so quickly one after another because you have chosen a government with a clear majority. I would not have been able to do so without a majority," Modi said, adding that compulsions of coalition politics would have hobbled him. "The age of Jharkhand is now 13-14 years. It is a crucial time in everyone's life... I would urge you elect a strong government with full majority in elections so that Jharkhand can stand proudly in the country," he said.

Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren shared the dais with Modi and faced some jeers from the audience when he spoke. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also was booed by sections of audience in an event attended by Modi a few days back in Kaithal, which prompted him to declare that he will never share a stage with Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren at the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station during a programme in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Power Grid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station during a programme in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravishankar Prasad and Arjun Munda are also seen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren waves at the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station and launch of various programmes in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union ministers Ravishankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal Dharmendra Pradhan, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and BJP leader Arjun Munda at the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station and launch of various programmes in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union ministers Ravishankar Prasad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union ministers Ravishankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal Dharmendra Pradhan, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and BJP leader Arjun Munda at the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station and launch of various programmes in Ranchi, Jharkhand on Thursday.

Maharashtra CM Prithiviraj Chavan, who too faced a hostile crowd during a PM function, today said he will not attend a function by Modi at Nagpur. His government, Modi said, believed in bringing governance to the "palms of people" by using information technology.

The clearance of Digital India project by the Cabinet yesterday is a step in that direction, he said. "Government should not be in Delhi or Ranchi but in the palms of people, this is our dream. Such techonology exists but India is far behind in this and we have to make a begining," he said.

PTI

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