“Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the alliance (BJP / Shiv Sena) in Maharashtra got the mandate. The manner in which the mandate was looted is an example of opportunism.”
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday alleged that the mandate of the people of Maharashtra has been “robbed”, which was an example of opportunism.
He expressed confidence that unlike Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP would not reduce the number in Jharkhand and would return to power with an absolute majority. Prasad was addressing media persons after releasing the BJP manifesto for the Jharkhand elections.
Prasad said that the alliance (BJP / Shiv Sena) in Maharashtra got the mandate. The manner in which the mandate was looted is an example of opportunism.
The Union Minister of Law and Justice and IT said that the BJP got 105 seats in Maharashtra and they (Shiv Sena) won on “our shoulder”. The Shiv Sena which is fully ready to form the government in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress has got 56 seats in the 288-member assembly of the western state.
“We resigned and the matter is over,” he said without giving information about the formation and end of the short-lived Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra.
Prasad said, “We are in government in Haryana. Dushyant Ji joined hands with us saying that he does not believe in Congress policies,” said Prasad, who is a Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib in the neighboring state of Bihar.
Answering a question on the BJP getting lesser seats in Haryana and Maharashtra and if it would have any impact in Jharkhand, Prasad said, “No, it will not happen in Jharkhand. The BJP will win an absolute majority and provide a stable government.” “
Prasad released the BJP’s manifesto in the presence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Tribal Minister Arjun Munda and the party’s state unit president Laxman Gilua. Elections are to be held in five phases from November 30 to December 20 in Jharkhand. The counting of votes will take place on 23 December.