Dhanbad: Steps to solve the long standing problems of miners staying at Bhuli, Asia's largest labour colony, would be taken if BJP is voted to power in Jharkhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said.
Addressing an election rally at Bhuli, 15 km from here, Singh said the Union Coal minister would visit Dhanbad along with local MPs and MLAs to solve the miners' problems within six months of forming of the BJP government in the state.
Bhuli area, which falls in Dhanbad constituency which goes to the hustings in the fourth phase on December 14, faces several long standing issues like evacuation.
Stating that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had created Jharkhand as the region was neglected for years, Singh claimed that the erstwhile BJP governments in the state had taken welfare schemes but due to coalition compulsions they could not be implemented.
Appealing to the electorate to vote for BJP, Singh said in the past six months the country's image abroad and in the country has changed into a positive one after a period of crisis of political credibility.
Prices have come down after years of upward graph, he said.
Imparting skill training to the youth is one of the aims of the central government, he added.