Addressing a gathering at a function organised by JP Vichar Mangh to mark oknayak Jaiprakash Narayan's birth anniversary here last night, Sinha said the prevailing situation in Jharkhand is more terrible than what it was before its creation in 2000.

Sinha urged the people of Jharkhand to install a full majority government in Jharkhand like they did it in the last parliamentary polls as a strong leadership with a full majority government can wash away all the bad names the mineral-rich state had earned during the last 14 years and put it back on the path of development.

"I am confident that people of Jharkhand will vote for a full majority BJP government to be led by a strong leader in the next election like the people of Maharashtra and Haryana have already made up their mind to install a full majority BJP government in the assembly election to be held this month," he claimed.

Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat and Adarsh Gaon (Ideal village) campaign, Sinha said, "world leaders are recognising India today because of the majority government headed by strong leader Modi and his innovative ideas.

"If we succeed in providing basic infrastructure such as road, electricity, education, health in any such village, the village should be called a Kranti Gram and if we succeed to eradicate all social evils such as casteism, superstitions, dowry system, it should be called a Sampurna Kranti Gram, he said.

Appealing to people to follow the footsteps of Jaiprakash Narayan, Sinha said it was he (JP) who had launched the mass movement in 1974 from Bihar and risked his life to protect the democratic system in the country during emergency.

The former Union Finance Minister said he and cine star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who was also present on the occasion, were inspired by Jaiprakash Narayan and had joined politics only because of him.

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