No one can pull BJP out of Chhattisgarh: Shah

No one can pull BJP out of Chhattisgarh: Shah

Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.

"In Chhattisgarh, the BJP is like the 'foot of Angad', no one can pull it out. We would form the government in the state for the fourth time," said Amit Shah, BJP national president.

He was addressing a public meeting before the commencement of the 'Atal Vikas Yatra' by Chief Minister Raman Singh at Dongergarh on Wednesday. This also marks the beginning of the BJP's election campaign in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the state on September 22.

Shah said having Modi at the Centre and Singh in the state is like having a double-decker train. They work together to shape Chhattisgarh according to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream.

If the two them remain in power, the dream of 'Nava Chhattisgarh' can come true, he said.

Shah said that when the UPA government was in power, Raman Singh used to raise his voice for the poor, the tribals and farmers, but none of that was heard. After Modi came to power in 2014, progress began exponentially.

Attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shah said he does not have the right to question what the Modi government has done in four years.

Saying the country wants to know what the Congress had done in four generations, he said, "Why is there still no power in Chhattisgarh? Why is there a need to distribute bonus among farmers? Why is there a need to distribute LPG under Ujjwala scheme now? Why don't the poor have houses?"

"I do not need to give any report to you, Rahul Gandhi," Shah said.

He said when Raman Singh was made the chief minister, Chhattisgarh was counted among the 'BIMARU' states but now there are power and roads in every village. The ten backward districts are being funded by Modi government for their progress.

The Modi government will ensure that farmers in Kharif and Rabi season get support price that is one-and-a-half times more than their production cost, the BJP chief said.

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