Jharkhand elections: PM Narendra Modi pooh-poohs Congress for misleading voters with lies

Modi addressing a rally.

Dumka, (Jharkhand), Dec 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday takes potshots at the Congress party for churning out strategies to
mislead voters with lies.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, the Prime Minister said: “Congress doesn’t even know the magnitude of the tribal people who stay in the nation. They never thought of working for them. Those against us are short of issues to criticize us. They wonder what to say, because we are devoted to serving the people.”

Modi said: “Congress holds a meeting every evening and thinks about what lies to spread, how to mislead the voters.”

The Prime Minister accused the previous governments of looting the people of Jharkhand and urged them to vote for the BJP to ensure development in the state.

He said: “It is the development of the tribal communities that will lead to the development of the nation. Jharkhand has so much coal that you can remove darkness from all of India. If the previous governments did not work for the welfare of the people, what were they doing? They were looting you all.”

The Prime Minister further said: “Do not give another chance to the people who have wronged you. If you do they will only wrong you more, punish them and they might get a lesson. Jharkhand is 14 years old now, when one is 14 years old care for them is intensified and this election will lay the foundation for Jharkhand for the next 100 years.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Election Commission said that fourth phase of the five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand witnessed a voter turnout of 61.65 percent.

Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told media persons: “The fourth phase of elections in Jharkhand took place peacefully without any incident worth mentioning. We had 15 assembly constituencies spread over four districts of Jharkhand in which there were over three lakh voters. A total of 217 candidates contested including 15 female candidates.”

Sinha further said the 61.65 percent voter turnout, which was recorded for the fourth phase of elections in Jharkhand, compared favourably to the 2009 assembly elections.

He added: “The district-wise voter turnout figures till now in Deogarh is 67.1 percent, in Girdi it is 63.24 percent, in Bokaro it is 67.9 percent and in Dhanbad it is 58.33 percent, the voter turnout has increased from last assembly elections in 2009 in all the districts.”

The final phase of the state assembly polls will take place on December 20, with the counting of the votes scheduled to take place on December 23.

(With Agency Inputs)

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