"During Lok Sabha elections you elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the captain. Now you elect players (in the Assembly polls) to open the doors of development," Union Minister of state for Finance Jayant Sinha said in an election meeting at Ramkanda under Garhwa Assembly constituency.

Appealing to the people to vote for the BJP to turn around the fate of the state, BJP National Vice-President and former Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Raghuvar Das too blamed unstable governments for the state's backwardness.
"There has been no development though the state was created 14 years ago. Vote for the BJP in majority to usher in progress and development," Das said in his address in support of party candidate from Garhwa, which is going for polls in the first phase on November 25.

Later at a press conference at Hazariabagh, Sinha said agriculture alone could not people self-sufficient and create employment and the prospect of industrialisation was bright in Jharkhand through its mineral resources.

The state could develop on the pattern of Gujarat, he said adding the people, including farmers, would have to make sacrifice by providing land for setting up industries and open doors for employment to the youth.

To a question, he said "Encouraging industrialisation does not mean to undermine the interest of farmers. The Centre has already planned a new deal for resettlement and rehabilitation (for them)."

In the interest of farmers and to provide them with irrigation facilities, the Centre had earmarked Rs 10,000 crore in the budget, enabling farmers to raise at least three crops in a year, he said. He said the ongoing construction of Super Thermal Power Station at Tandwa in the state's Chatra district would provide employment to 14,000 to 15,000 people.

The money which the state would get through e-auction of coal would help development of infrastructure in the state, making Jharkhand's economy sound, Sinha said."This will also help improve social sectors like education, healthcare and child care institutions," he added.

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