Giridih: “Today the condition of our country is such that at borders, army men, who in general are the son of farmers, are getting killed, while farmers are being forced to commit suicide inside the country because of BJP’s misrule. BJP is neither capable of handling state nor country,” said Hemant Soren, the former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition, Jharkhand.
Soren junior was addressing a rally on the occasion of the 46th Foundation day of JMM, Giridih at Giridih’s Jhanda Maidan. During his half an hour-long speech, the former chief minister also addressed the crowd in the local tribal language.
“Today the situation is such that anytime a war can be declared, here in Jharkhand, anytime a communal riots can be instigated,” he declared. “Now, the time has come to think for everyone and arrive on a decision about who should be given the charge of the country, for then only the constitution and democracy will be saved,” Soren said.
The JMM leader especially highlighted, how during the BJP rule, atrocities was being inflicted on tribals and schedule caste. He said, “The way atrocities is being inflicted on tribals and schedule caste across India it has never happened in the history of India. How the forest and lands belonging to the tribals of Jharkhand has been looted. Gair Majurwa Land is being converted into government land banks and is being looted. The animal husbandry has been ruined. Cattle markets have been shut down. Children belonging toTribal and schedule caste community are unable to study as schools are being closed in rural areas. ”
He then added, “If you hope for something from this government, the you will have to face the bullet or stay behind bars. However, with election around they are luring the common man with schemes, they will give money to us in February and loot us from March.”
Watch Hemant Soren’s speech
Expressing anguish over what has been happening off late, he said, “What BJP did is – create fights between the tribals, forward and backward castes and the minorities. Even para-teachers died in large numbers when protesting, as they fought for their rights. A large number of lynching cases, which never happened in the past 18 years, has place in Jharkhand. Due to lynching, we lost many friends from the minority community, but surprisingly, the killers are being garlanded by BJP leader Jayant Sinha. What the hell is going on in the country?”
Just ahead of addressing the rally, JMM working president told in a press briefing that the politics on air strikes, is not in the interest of the country, but BJP is playing it the most. “BJP is connecting the bravery of armed forces to itself,” alleged Soren.
He also claimed that BJP during its tenure has given nothing but displacement, migration and unemployment to the people of Jharkhand.
“The policy of state government is to give power to Bangladesh, water to Bihar and employment to outsiders. In fact, the chaal and charitra of BJP have been anti-Jharkhand,” he alleged.
On the recent Supreme Court order for the eviction of tribals from forest area, Soren said, “Both the centre and state governments did not present the tribal’s perspective before the court; they have been asked to evict the forest. It was only after a mass protest, that the government had filed a petition in the court.”