The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said its endeavour is to transform the people’s future through “Make in Jharkhand” design – one of the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change imbalance of development in eastern states.
“On the pattern of ‘Make in India’, BJP’s endeavour is to embark on ‘Make in Jharkhand’ as it has a huge potential in the manufacturing sector,” Union Communication and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.
Addressing a joint press conference with Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Rural Development Sudarshan Bhagat, Prasad termed the move as the Prime Minister’s direction to correct the growth imbalance in the eastern states of the country.
“We are confident that the people of Jharkhand will fulfil the Prime Minister’s dream to help develop the state,” Prasad said.
Claiming that a “change of mind” was being witnessed in Jharkhand as the leaders addressed public meetings today at places going for the first-phase polling, Prasad said BJP would see in Jharkhand a repeat performance of Maharashtra and Haryana.
“The people have report cards of (both the ruling) JMM and Congress in front of them. How can the Congress face people of Jharkhand when it has been rejected in the country?” asked Prasad, claiming “By the end of 2014 and in 2015, Jharkhand and Bihar will see BJP governments.”
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “During campaigns we saw people wanting stable governments and both the Centre and the state working in tandem… fulfilling the PM’s desire to develop the eastern part of the country.”
He said e-auction of coal would benefit Jharkhand by Rs 2.5 lakh crore in the next 30 years, creating the future of the people and with the BJP committed to develop Jharkhand.