PM Modi Rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Jharkhand Assembly building and a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj on his daylong visit to Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi today. Besides, PM Modi also dedicated to the nation an ambitious pension scheme for the farmers. Addressing a rally, PM Modi said that his government has taken several measures in the first 100 days to fight against corruption, bring development and root out terrorism. He said that Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribals. “We pledge to rein in corruption, fight for the rights of Muslim sisters and root out terrorism. Some corrupt people have already been put in their place (jail),” he said. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana, farmers between 18 and 40 years of age will get Rs 3,000 monthly pension after 60 years of age. PM Modi also unveiled the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana and Swarojgar pension schemes under which beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after 60 years of age.
Speaking about the latest decisions to scrap Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two UTs, he said, “We aim to bring about development in J&K and Ladakh, the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0.”
The Prime Minister’s visit comes just ahead of the announcement of the schedule for the Assembly elections. The state will go to polls in October-November.