Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to kick start election rallies in tribal-dominated constituencies in Jharkhand.
In all, the BJP plans to hold eight election rallies, starting from a tribal-dominated constituency of Palamau from next week.
In Jharkhand,26 percent of electorates belong to tribals comprising Christians and non-Christians. Christian tribals who constitute less than 10 percent of total tribal electorates are considered pro-Congress and have been voting against BJP for long. Among,non -Christian tribals, many had voted for the BJP led by PM Modi in 2014 when the ruling party gained an absolute majority in 81 member Jharkhand Assembly.
This time the scene is different. Many non-Christian tribals have expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the BJP government led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das who is the first non -tribal CM in Jharkhand.
Aware of it, the BJP high command plans to make use of 'popularity' of the PM Modi and organize eight rallies for him to address in the state.
More, the ruling party has decided to rely on CM Raghubar Das to contest the Assembly poll 2019 under his leadership. And the state unit BJP led by the CM has set an aim to win 65 plus seats. In 2014, the BJP had won 43 seats.