BJP will form majority govt in Jharkhand: Minister

Union minister Rajnath Singh claimed that the BJP will form a majority government in Jharkhand after the ongoing assembly elections in the state.

Rajnath, addressing a public meeting at Adityapur in Seraikela-Kharswan district, said he had a discussion with a cross-section of people as well as political analysts after the first phase of the polls on Saturday.

"The feedback indicated that the BJP is going to win 9 to 10 seats out of the 13 constituencies that went to polls in the first phase.. We will form a majority government in the state," the Union Defence Minister said.

He said the BJP is gaining support of the people as it has been fulfilling its promises, like abrogating Article 370, making 'triple talaq' punishable under law, and announcing a "grand" Ram temple in Ayodhya, following the Supreme Court verdict.

About criticism by the Opposition on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Rajnath said, "Is it not our responsibility to identify infiltrators living in the country? We will neither accept them as Indian nationals nor grant them citizenship."