Ranchi: As Jharkhand’s state capital, Ranchi gears up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow on Tuesday, April 23, Chief Minister Raghubar Das faced the wrath of the residents of Ranchi’s Kanke area, for the poor road condition and lack of other basic amenities.
On Sunday evening, when Jharkhand’s Chief Minister was participating a padyatra (campaign by foot), at Sukurhutu village, many young boys and women shouted Road Nahi To Vote Nahi (If there is no road, we will not give our vote).
Here Das was participating in the padyatra for Sanjay Seth, the Ranchi candidate of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). However, in the absence of Seth during the yatra, local MLA Jitu Charan Ram was seen accompanying Das.
As the yatra proceeded, residents started to shout “No Road, No Vote”, needless to say, both Das and local MLA Ram were seen in a state of shock. Following which, the chief minister announced that within a month, roads will be constructed.
Significantly, the area is only 10 kilometers away from the Chief Minister Office (CMO), Jharkhand.
While, because of ticket distribution, Ranchi parliamentary constituency is already witnessing a heated contest. BJP denied ticket to its 5-time sitting veteran party leader Ramtahal Choudhary and fielded Seth, Choudhary is contesting independently.
Since the protest got reported, many Ranchites started sharing pictures of garbage littered streets, roads in bad condition and other issues that plague their areas on social media.
A Twitter handle, The Unstoppable Truth, tweeted, “PM Sir is coming to city, but there is no garbage cleaning in Church Road, Karbala Chow area, Bahu Bazar and Hindpidi.”
This is not the first time that Das has had to face the public wrath. On several occasions, he has been shown the black flag and even shoes have been hurled at him.
The chief minister had also banned black clothes for his rallies. Women sporting black dupattas and shawls were asked to remove them if they wanted to attend his rally.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi is all set for a lead a mega roadshow in Ranchi on April 23. Significantly, the Prime Minister will spend a night in Jharkhand’s Raj Bhavan following which he will address a rally in Lohardagga.
So, many believe that the protest that the CM had to face on the eve of Prime Minister’s roadshow, is definitely not good news for the party.