Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried his best to give an apolitical speech today in Ranchi but could not resist the temptation of reminding people the benefits of a full-majority government.
Addressing a public meeting in Ranchi, Modi told the audience that the central government is taking fast decisions because it's full-majority government and it does not have to face the pulls and pressures of a coalition government. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren who was also present on the dais had no other option than to listen to Modi's remarks silently.
“Jharkhand will also be able to make a prominent space in the world of technology. Do you know how this government is able to function smoothly and speedily? Because people have given complete majority to the government. That is why we are not stagnant. You understand what happens to stagnant government. Jharkhand is now growing up. It is now around 13 years old. At this age parents too get worried about their children. This age defines children's future,” said Modi.
Modi also reminded the audience that the state Chief Minister no longer has to travel to Delhi for getting things done.
“We want to take the nation forward, we need to take our states along with us. So the centre has decided to provide you with 400 crore every year. For this Hemant Soren didn't have to come to Delhi. We brought it to him, because we believe that we have to take everyone together – “Jan jan ki takat ko milkar aage badhna hai,” added Modi.
“We cannot accept Jharkhand's situation, the way it is. I have come to inaugurate the 765/400 KV power grid and transmission circuit. Atal Behari Vajpayee had initiated this project and since then it has been lying like this. Don't you think this is injustice to you? I think this project for left incomplete because I was destined to complete it. Jharkhand will not only get electricity but it will also supply electricity to the nation, Modi further said.
Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today faced humiliation as the crowd at Ranchi booed him and chanted ‘Modi-Modi' while he was addresses a public meeting with PM Modi during the inauguration of a power grid and transmission circuit and a gas pipeline project in Jharkhand.
Narendra Modi instantly signaled to the crowd to maintain calm. Apparently people wanted to hear Modi and were least interested in what their Chief Minister had to say. The crowd responded to Modi's signal obediently and hushed up.
This is the third time that a Chief Minister has had to face such embarrassment.
Earlier CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda was booed by the crowd who was restless to hear Modi. Hooda was left red faced as he had to wind up his speech quickly.
Hooda felt so humiliated that he decided never to share stage again with the Prime Minister. Before Hooda, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan had also faced similar humiliation
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