Chaibasa: BJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday (December 1) said that the Assembly polls in Jharkhand are not about the election of an MLA or the chief minister but the future of Jharkhand.

"I salute the land of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. This is not an election about making somebody MLA or CM but about the future of Jharkhand," he said while asserting that the BJP gave a "stable and corruption-free government" in Jharkhand.

The BJP leader counted important legislations brought by the Central government, including the abrogation of Article 370 and Triple Talaq and credited a "strong leadership" for doing this.

Nadda said that Triple Talaq was abolished in several Islamic countries as well.

Taking a dig at the Congress-JMM alliance, Nadda said this alliance is only for the "chair" and that it has nothing to do with development and people of Jharkhand.

The BJP leader also referred to the money allocated to Jharkhand under the 14th Finance Commission and said that the amount was much higher than what was given to the state under 13th Finance Commission.

Talking about the defence preparedness, the BJP working president said, "Not a single gun was bought during UPA tenure. The demand for 'One Rank, One Pension' was pending since 1971. When we came to power, we gave OROP to 22 lakh faujis. 36 Rafales are being inducted into our fleet. 1.83 lakhs bullet-proof jackets have been provided to the military. Not just that, we are even exporting that to the world," he said.

Referring to the various welfare schemes launched by the Central and state government for farmers, Nadda said, "When we talk of double engine governments, we don't do that just for speeches."

He also expressed happiness over "Naxalism being uprooted."

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP working president said, "Modijee ki sirf ek jati hai -- gareeb. Gareeb ki seva krna -- yahi unki jati hai."