Ranchi: After 14 years of uncertain and fragile alliances ruling Jharkhand, the electorate gave the BJP-Ajsu coalition an absolute majority in 2014 with new Chief Minister Raghubar Das saying the assembly election mandate was for stability and development.
The third assembly elections, spanned over five phases, gave Jharkhand its 10th government on December 28 after the previous Houses saw nine regimes since the foundation of the state on November 15, 2000.
“In the past 14 years, Jharkhand has become infamous.
Give me time to put the state on the fast track of development,” Das said.
The state has seen five chief ministers - Babulal Marandi, Arjun Munda (thrice), Shibu Soren (thrice), Madhu Koda and Hemant Soren - heading nine governments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed several rallies, appealing to the people to end instability in the state and usher in development that could put Jharkhand in top bracket of developed states.