Medininagar: Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Saturday held BJP responsible for the 'poor' condition of the mineral rich state which lagged behind on the developmental front.
Of the 14 years of creation of Jharkhand, the BJP was in power for 10 years and it should accept its failure, Namdhari, an Independent leader, told reporters.
He, however, admitted that there was a wave in favour of Prime Minister Naredra Modi and BJP in the coming Assembly election in Jharkhand.
The state needed a stable and accountable government to move fast on the track of development, the former Lok Sabha member said.
"Jharkhand had paid dearly due to political instability and experiment of coalition government during the last 14 years. It is now an opportunity for us to elect a strong and accountable government to achieve all round development," he said referring to the five-phase Assembly polls beginning November 25.
Namdhari had announced earlier that he would not contest elections any more but would remain active in politics to serve the people with his experience.
Stating that his son Dilip Singh Namdhari, who had resigned from BJP a few months ago, would contest from Daltongunj seat as Independent candidate, the former speaker said he would campaign for his son.