Sounding the poll bugle in election-bound Chhattisgarh, BJP’s principal poll strategist Amit Shah on Thursday made a scathing attack on the ruling Congress party in Chhattisgarh, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and never keeps its promises.
Addressing a rally at Durg to highlight the achievements of the Modi government in the last nine years, Shah said the Bhupesh Baghel government in the state has not only forgotten all promises, but it is also doing volte face in some cases. Instead of banning liquor in the state, a home delivery system has been introduced in the state.
Contrary to its promise to provide jobs for millions, the Baghel government has failed to create job opportunities for the state’s youth, Shah said, adding that the state’s debt has mounted to over Rs one lakh crore during the regime of the current dispensation. It has failed to even pay the Poor farmers their dues.
Thousands attended Shah’s rally. Enthused by the huge turnout, Shah said, “The massive turnout of people here is proof that the countdown of the end of the Congress government has begun. The Congress-led government has failed in all aspects.”
BJP got 10 out of 11 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and all 11 seats in 2019. In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections also, the people of Chhattisgarh will once again play an important role in making Modi Ji the Prime Minister for the third time in a row, Shah said.
Criticising the Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh-led Congress government at the Centre that ruled for 10 years, Shah said during their tenure corruption was rampant. “The Congress was involved in corruption of Rs 12 lakh crore, but there is not a single stain of corruption on the Modigovernment. Even the opposition cannot accuse the Modigovernment of corruption,” Shah said.
Shah also attacked the Congress for nourishing Article 370 for 70 long years and for doing virtually nothing to counter growing instances of terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.
“Nine years ago, terrorists from Pakistan used to intrude on India’s land and killed our soldiers, but the then Congress government remained silent. After Modi ji became the Prime Minister, Pakistan tried to do the same. But, within 10 days, we gave a befitting reply to Pakistan with surgical strike and air strike,” Shah said. (ends)