Ranchi: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday asked the party's Jharkhand unit to not bother about a chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections but focus on taking forward the Centre's developmental plans for the state.
"Don't think who will be the chief minister, the Assembly elections will be contested under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP's developmental plans for Jharkhand," Shah told party workers here.
Addressing them during his maiden meeting organised by BJP's state unit in the run up to the yet-to-be announced elections, Shah said, "If you focus on chief minister (candidature), you will lose. You (party workers) should work to get 2/3rd majority in the state."
He also advised party workers to make efforts in "winning booths" by taking BJP's developmental plans and Modi's 100-day achievements to the grassroots level.
"Jharkhand has given 12 (out of 14 in the state) Lok Sabha seats...But don't take elections lightly...There was Narendra Modi's charisma, but it was no less an effort by the party workers in getting those 12 seats," Shah said.
"How can people of a state having so much mineral resources be poor? Take to every house the Centre's message of making Jharkhand a welfare state," the BJP president said.
Recounting the 100-day achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Shah said "black marketeers" would not be allowed to have their way like "during the previous regime".
He added that bringing back black money from foreign banks had been BJP's poll-pledge and "the SIT has already begun its work" in this regard.