Ranchi, Sep 18: Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah flagged off the Jan Ashirvad Yatra to seek peoples' mandate in the Assembly polls, scheduled in November-December, in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, here on Wednesday.
After worshipping Goddess Kali, Shah flagged off the yatra in this Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) stronghold and appealed people to give the BJP mandate in the state.
"Atal Bihari Vajpayee had created Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken care of the state. In Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has implemented pro-people schemes. I appeal people to re-ensure mandate for the double-engine government in the state," Shah said.
The Chief Minister will join the yatra on Thursday. He will travel six districts of the Santhal Pargana division between September 19 and September 24.