Ranchi: With just nine days away from the first phase of polling for the Jharkhand Assembly election, BJP is in full swing conducting back-to-back election rallies in the state.

On Thursday (November 21), Union home minister Amit Shah addressed the gathering at Manika, Latehar in Jharkhand and slammed the Congress for delaying the process of Ayodhya verdict.

"You people tell me, should a Ram temple be built in Ayodhya or not? But the Congress party was not letting the case be heard continuously. Now, the Supreme Court has delivered a historic verdict paving the way for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya," said Shah while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand.

Talking about the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said, "Congress party had been dragging the Kashmir problem for 70 years in the greed of its vote bank. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed the stigma of Article 370, bringing the Kashmir Valley on the path of development."

The BJP chief also compared the budget allocated by the Congress and the BJP government during their rule in Jharkhand.

The Congress has forged an alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the state to defeat the incumbent BJP.

In 2014, the BJP, which won 43 seats, formed the government along with the All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU), which had won five seats under the leadership of Raghubar Das, the present chief minister of Jharkhand.