Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday (December 3), addressed an election rally in Jharkhand's Khunti where thousands of people had gathered.

Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, "It has been made clear after the voting in the first phase of election concluded that the people of Jharkhand have a feeling of trust towards the BJP and the lotus symbol”.

PM Modi further asserted that under the Swachh Bharat scheme, every house in Jharkhand now has a toilet, which has curbed open defecation to keep the nation clean and healthy.

The Prime Minister also spoke about the historic verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case which the Congress failed to achieve when it was in power.

"A prince leaves from Ayodhya, and after 14 years of 'vanvas', he becomes 'Maryada Purushottam Ram' because Prince Ram spent those years with Adivasis," PM Modi said.

He also said that scholarship would be given to children of martyrs in the state.

PM Modi also took the opportunity to talk about how successful the party was during the abrogation of Article 370.

In Jharkhand, 20 Assembly constituencies will go to polls in the second phase on December 7.

The five-phase elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly began on November 30 and will end on December 20.

Counting of votes will take place on December 23.