The two day visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah beginning Friday ended on Saturday. The ruling JMM described it as a “big failure”.

After meeting, talking, discussing and debating on organisational issues of the BJP in Ranchi and addressing a public meeting in Chaibasa, Shah flew to Chhattisgarh.

While addressing a large gathering of people, especially tribals at Tata college ground in Chaibasa, many of whom had walked for over two kms to reach the venue of the public meeting, Shah spoke on issues connected with the coalition government of Congress - RJD- JMM led by CM Hemant Soren to contain crime, corruption and infiltration of people from Bangladesh.

 PTI report quoted Shah saying that the Hemant Soren government has failed to check infiltrators who were out to grab land in Jharkhand, by marrying tribal women.

The same report says that Shah accused Soren of “destroying Jharkhand”, as he added that JMM dispensation has indulged in “looting” mineral resources and “betrayed” tribals in the name of ‘khatiyan’.

The Hemant Soren government, which has also accused the BJP of “plundering” the state’s wealth, wants to prepare a list of original residents of the state based on the 1932 land records which would implicitly identify a large number of non-tribals as later migrants.

Three reporters contacted by in Ranchi and Jamshedpur said in common that Shah’s two- day Jharkhand visit has inspired and rejuvenated BJP leaders and workers who were carrying door to door campaign across rural and urban areas of the state.

Asked what was the impact of Shah’s vidit on people in Jharkhand,the JMM leader Sudhansu Murmu sought to down play it saying, “I don’t see any impact. It is unlikely to dent into our platform.”


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