Ranchi: Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "good governance" and "development-driven approach" will help BJP win 50-plus seats in the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly, for which elections are going on.
"BJP's aim is to win 50-plus seats in Jharkhand and it will get it following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's good governance, its development-driven approach and Jharkhand people's disappointment with the past fractured mandates," said the Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister at a press conference here.
Stating that people all over the country were attracted to Modi's "pace of work" and "incredible initiatives", Kumar asked whether the previous UPA government had ever rolled back petroleum prices whenever prices fell in the global oil market.
"No one can believe it, but the Modi government's steps helped reduce prices of petrol, diesel and gas after decrease in global prices," the Minister said.
He claimed that welfare programmes like the Prime Minister Jandhan Yozana have enhanced Modi's popularity and BJP would repeat its performance of Haryana and Maharasthra state elections in Jammu & Kashmir and in Jharkhand in the ensuing polls.