Chhattisgarh: Kharge Accuses Modi of Neglecting the Poor, Avoids CM candidate Issue

Chhattisgarh is going to assembly polls in two phases on November 7 and 17

Raipur: AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not keen to empower the poor.

Addressing an election meeting in Sukma under south Bastar in Chhattisgarh, Mr Kharge said that Mr Modi only kept talking about the poor for their votes, but had hardly done anything for them.

He said that on the other hand Congress always delivered what it promised.

Mr Kharge said that Mr Modi used to question Congress what the party had done in the last 70 years. But, he never gave an account of his government’s achievements in the last nine years.

He said that Congress had secured freedom for the country and worked towards saving democracy and the constitution of India.

BJP had barely done anything for the welfare of the people.

“Congress strived to save democracy. That is why Mr Modi is PM today”, he added.

The Congress chief lamented that Mr Modi did not bother to visit Manipur which was in turmoil due to the ethnic strife, even once, to meet the people affected by the violence.

“BJP tends to shy away from resolving conflicts”, he said.

Mr Kharge appealed to the people to vote for Congress to save the democracy and constitution of the country.

He said that the Bhupesh Baghel government had fulfilled all the promises made by Congress before the 2018 assembly elections.

He pledged to provide free education up to post-graduation, subsidised LPG at Rs 500 and free electricity up to 200 units if Congress retained power in Chhattisgarh in the November assembly polls.

Later, replying to questions by the local media, he sought to steer him clear of the issue of chief ministerial face of the party saying that ‘Congress MLAs will choose the CM after elections’.

Chhattisgarh is going to assembly polls in two phases on November seven and November 17.

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