No industries against people`s wishes: Munda
Arjun Munda Thursday said industrialisation is important for economic growth of the state but the government would never set up industries against the interests of the people.
Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Chief Minister
Arjun Munda Thursday said industrialisation is important for
economic growth of the state but the government would never
set up industries against the interests of the people.
"My government has repeatedly assured people that it
would never promote industrialisation against their interest
even though industrialisation was important for the economic
growth of the state," Munda told reporters here today.
"We have never supported forcible acquisition of land
or displacement for industries," he said adding the government
has encouraged industries to make the land holders a partner
for inclusive growth.
Referring to the Kharswan bypolls, the chief minister
hailed the people for turning out in large numbers and said
their mandate will be acceptable.
Asked the by-election was a tough one compared to his
previous contest as the entire state cabinet trooped in to
campaign in his favour, Munda, who represented Kharswan thrice
on the trot since 1995 till he resigned after he was elected
to Lok Sabha from Jamshedpur seat in the last election, said
it was natural for cabinet ministers to campaign in such
To a query whether the high polling percentage was an
indication of anti-incumbency factor against him, Munda said
whatever would be the people mandate, it would be acceptable.
Admitting that there were various problems being faced
by the poor in remote areas, Munda said, they will chalk out
long-term plan to solve the problems.
Asked whether cabinet reshuffle a possibility, if his
government survived following the outcome of Kharswan by-poll,
Munda replied in the negative.
Referring the ensuing 34th National Games, the Chief
Minister said the preparation was almost complete and the
games will be conducted successfully.
"I have been enquiring about the day to day progress
even though I was engaged in the campaigning in Kharswan for
the last ten days," he said assuring that the games will be
organised in a grand manner and it would be one of the best.