Raman slams Congress's 'Garibi Hatao' slogan

Raman slams Congress's 'Garibi Hatao' slogan

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh addressing an election meeting at Bilaigarh.

In an attempt to dent the Congress' pro-poor plank, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday slammed the party saying that it dosen't have a policy to eradicate poverty.

Singh was addressing an election meeting at Bilaigarh when he made the remark

"Congress has given slogan for Garibi Hatao (eradicate poverty) but for last 70 years, on the ground, the party did nothing as it they didn't have any policy for it," he said.

“The poor became poorer; they started to migrate in search of menial work. Hunger death became common. Did the Congress make any scheme to distribute rice, salt or any housing scheme. Did they give health smart-card? Did they give bicycle to girls or distribute gas-cylinder? When nothing was given then why they were being given vote,” he said.

“Now again election is approaching. The friends of Congress will now be making huge promises, will raise slogans but the country have seen that there is no strength left in them now. Only 6% part of the country has Congress' representation while 75% is with the BJP," he said.

“The Congress leaders had neglected the concerns of common man. They haven't done any work and therefore have been shrunk. The politics within the Congress has also fallen low that state Congress president wants to win elections through different CDs. The developmental issues are missing,” Singh said.

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