Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister-elect Raghubar Das, who would be the first non-tribal to take over the top post in the state, on Friday assured to make the state corruption-free and run a transparent government.
"There are a lot of problems in Jharkhand which need to be solved and the base for development in the state needs to be strengthened. The basic necessities of the people of Jharkhand such as water, electricity, road, health, irrigation, law and order are lagging behind," Das told the media.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state president Ravindra Kumar Rai had appealed to the people of Jharkhand during the election campaign, saying 'you give us majority votes, we will give you development'. The people of Jharkhand voted for development, thus I bow to them and assure them that we will run a transparent government and make it corruption-free within five years," he added.
Taking a serious note of the problem of corruption in the state, Das said that he will work to eradicate it so that Jharkhand can earn back its 'lost' respect.
Earlier in the day, Raghubar Das met Governor Syed Ahmed to formally stake claim to form the government.
The oath-taking ceremony has been fixed for December 28 at 11 am. The ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other dignitaries.
In the recently concluded elections in the state the BJP and its ally the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) achieved majority, bagging 42 seats in the 81-member assembly.