In a no-holds-barred assault on the Congress Government in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on October 19 accused the Bhupesh Baghel-led regime of indulging in a number of scams price over Rs 1800 crore.
Addressing a public assembly in Jagdalpur, in the run-up to the two-phased Assembly elections on November 7 and 17, the BJP heavyweight additionally underlined what the Union Government, below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, did for Chhattisgarh in 9 years of governance.
“Over the last nine years of our governance at the Centre, we have built new roads in the State, provided cooking gas cylinders at subsidised rates, and constructed toilets and Eklavya schools. It was our Government at the Centre, which provided 5kg rice per month for free to every household in the State,” Amit Shah stated on the ballot rally.
Unleashing a blistering assault on Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the Union Home Minister stated, “What did you do, Bhupesh babu, other than opening liquor shops, indulging in scams, including the coal transportation scam worth Rs 540 crores, the Gothan scheme scam worth Rs 1300 crores and the Mahadev app scam. Baghel sharm karo, sharm karo (CM Baghel, have some shame).”
He added that the folks of Chhattisgarh will ring in the competition of lights, or Diwali, thrice this 12 months, the second of which is able to occur as soon as the BJP kinds the Government in the State.
“This time Chhattisgarh will celebrate Diwali thrice — once on the day of Diwali, second on December 3 when the BJP will form the Government in the State and then in January (2024), on the opening of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya,” Amit Shah stated.
Polling for 20 seats in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will probably be held on November 7, whereas votes for the remaining 70 seats will probably be solid in the second section on November 17.
The counting of votes in Chhattisgarh, together with these in 4 different poll-bound States, has been scheduled for December 3.
The Model Code of Conduct has already come into impact in Chhattisgarh.
In the final meeting polls in 2018, the Congress recorded a landslide mandate, profitable 68 seats of the 90 seats, whereas the BJP completed a distant second at simply 15 seats.
(with inputs from ANI)