Ranchi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said 10 'golden years' were wasted due to lack of vision and the need of the hour was to elect a stable government in the state.
"Ten golden years were wasted due to lack of vision. A stable government can develop Jharkhand," the Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister said, referring to nine governments in the state in 14 years.
Claiming that he has seen all signs of BJP getting a majority during his election campaign today, Paswan told reporters here that the people want two things - a stable government and the government headed by the same political party in the state and at the Centre.
The Narendra Modi government at the Centre was moving ahead on the path of progress and a similar government in Jharkhand would help the state pick up pace as well.
Comparing the state with Chhattisgarh, created at the same time and having the same problems of land and Maoists, Paswan said the neighbouring state sped away with glory while Jharkhand remained struggling with instability and corruption.
Slamming the Hemant Soren government for its 'incompetence' in delivery mechanism, Paswan sought to know why the poor were migrating from the state when the government was giving rice at Re 1 a kg.
"Even though Food Security Act came in force on July 4, 2013, Jharkhand failed to implement even after two extensions, and grains are being brought from Chhattisgarh and other states," he said.
He asked the people to rise above caste, creed and religion and vote for stability in Jharkhand, now in the midst of its third Assembly elections.