Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh): Ahead of assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday slammed the Congress party over development issues while saying that the party had destroyed the state during its tenure.
Addressing a rally in state’s Shivpuri, Chouhan said that Congress ruined Madhya Pradesh during its governance as it failed to fulfill the demands of the people.”No good roads were there, non-availability of water and electricity, the poor education system was there, they only released manifestos but never fulfill them,” Chouhan said.
Recounting the achievements of his government, he said, “We have made the all-round development of Madhya Pradesh, Whenever I travel to America and say that roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than the US, Congress says that India’s roads can never be better than America, the development of the state annoys Congress.”
Talking about the development in the agriculture sector, Chouhan said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has always worked for the welfare of farmers and will continue to do so in the future as well.
“With loans on zero percent interest to the farmers, providing water and roads to the villages, we have given the highest prices of crops in the country. Our efforts pulled Madhya Pradesh out of the tag of a ‘Bimaru’ state and made it into a prosperous one. We are now working to develop it into a Samriddh Madhya Pradesh,” he added.
Continuing his tirade, Chouhan said that transforming the lives of people and working for the development of Madhya Pradesh has been the purpose of his life, and he will continue to do so for the next five years.
The state is slated to go to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be done on December 11.
The elections in the state is being seen as a direct political battle between the BJP and the Congress. While Chouhan is attempting to secure a fourth consecutive term, the Congress will fight for regaining power after 2003.