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Ram Mandir Will Be A Part Of Our Election Campaign: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das speaks to Outlook about his government’s achievements and why he is not cowed down by setbacks to the BJP.

Ram Mandir Will Be A Part Of Our Election Campaign: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
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Ram Mandir Will Be A Part Of Our Election Campaign: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
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2019-11-29T15:37:22+05:30

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das is confident about winning a second term in office despite desertion by allies and rebellion by senior party members. Ahead of the first phase of polling on November 30, Das speaks to Preetha Nair about his government’s achievements and why he is not cowed down by setbacks to the BJP. Excerpts.

Your target of 65+ seats in the election is almost double of what you scored last time. How confident are you?

Our stable government has delivered what we had promised. The welfare schemes launched by the double-engine government (BJP governments at the Centre and state) have benefited people and they have full faith in us. The voters have realised that a stable government is the need of the hour. During campaigning, women and young people came out in droves to bless us.

Long-time allies like AJSU, LJP and JD(U) have left the BJP and the party is facing rebellion. Will it cast a shadow on your prospects?

We tried our best to accommodate the...

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