Jamshedpur: All eyes are set on the election campaigning in Jamshedpur East constituency where CM Raghubar Das and his estranged cabinet minister Saryu Roy are pitted against each other. The fight is becoming interesting as the polling day is coming closer.
While Roy is campaigning at Chhayanagar, Bhuiyandih and Babudih besides reaching out to the voters at smaller pocket like Jamshedpur Bar Association, Das held a padyatra at Baghbera and Karandih.
Supported by his men, the Chief Minister on Tuesday first paid his homage to Khudiram Bose on his birth anniversary at Mango Chowk. Das is on campaigning spree in his own constituency. He has been camping in the city since the past four days.
During Raghubar’s absence because of his campaigning schedule for BJP candidates in other constituencies throughout Jharkhand, his son, Lalit Das took charge and never let the mood.
The mood in the BJP camp and among voters of his constituency is on a high. The political air may be blowing in Raghubar Das’ favor if the observations of political pundits are taken as a case in point.
Das had won the 2014 assembly polls from Jamshedpur East with a margin of 70,157 against nearest Congress rival Anand Bihari Dubey. Before leaving for nomination, Das performed prayed at Shitala Mandir.
Apart from Roy, the Chief Minister is being challenged by Congress Party’s national spokesperson and XLRI Jamshedpur Professor Gourav Vallabh and JVM’s central secretary Abhay Singh.
During over one and half hour drive Raghubar Das along with party activists also interacted with common people. “I am here to spread party’s vision of growth and progress,” said Das. He also asked party workers to increase party’s reach and message to every corner.
“In last five years we have given a growth oriented governance. We are committed to provide houses for those without shelter under PMAY schemes. We are also committed to provide basic infrastructure in each of the urban slums like proper lights, road, drinking water, drains and sewage facilities. Work has already started with Jusco agreeing to provide electricity and waters. I would like to encourage women to form sakhi mandals and obtain benefit of state government schemes to improve their financial condition,’ said Das.
He reiterated that the Government is dedicated towards development of State with special focus on rural areas. He said that the people will reap the benefits of the several welfare schemes is his Government’s priority. He also motivated the workers to ensure victory. He deliberated minutely on issues pertaining to the strengthening of the booth committees.