Jharkhand is under the President’s Rule.

And now when Pranab Mukherjee is slated to come to this state,roads are being made and cleaned not only in Ranchi but also towns like Dumka,Godda and Deoghar.So what if it is all for the two day visit,starting from April 29 to end on April 30.

Governor Syed Ahmad is himself overseeing the preparations for the functions which are scheduled to be graced by President Mukherjee’s presence.These functions include:

*April 29:Preside over the convocation of the Sidhu Kanu University and lay foundation stone for construction of a government Polytechnic in Dumka.

*April30:President Mukherjee to inaugurate the first unit of 1,320 MW Thermal Power Plant,a Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s venture, Rs 70 crore Handloom Cluster project funded by the Centre at Bhagaiya,a Polytechnic of the state government,a Model college-all in Godda,lay foundation stone of a new “queue complex” and a 14 MW solar power plant in Deoghar before flying back to Delhi.

Giving details of the red carpet set to be rolled out to greet Mukhjerjee who is coming to Jharkhand for the first time after taking oath as President of India,a report in a Hindi daily- Sanmarg -today said that though the roads that he will use to move in these towns are being decked up,repaired and laid afresh with flanks made out of red stones,numerous roads,lanes and by lanes of Ranchi,Deoghar,Dumka and Godda remained “dirty,filthy and full of potholes”as the quality of the road constructed was “very poor.”

“Hence a mix sense of apathy,rage,anger and resentment prevails among the Aam Admi”,observes the same report.”The President may be very happy to get the warm welcome from Governor Ahmad led regime in Jharkhand.But the woes of the common man who were down with power cuts,potholed roads,water scarcity,misgovernance,crime and rampant corruption prevalent in the corridors of executive,legislature and judiciary, will not end by his visit.This is what is the prime cause of serious concern,”cribs a citizen.

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