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PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 15:08 IST India

C'garh minister likens CM Raman Singh to 'Bhishma Pitamah'

Raipur, Aug 11 (PTI) Chhattisgarh minister Ajay

Chandrakar has likened state Chief Minister Raman Singh to

Bhishma Pitamah, a character from the 'Mahabharata', saying

the three-time CM has the power to decide his own victory and

defeat in the polls.

Chandrakar made the remarks here yesterday at the

launch of 'Mukhyamantri MGNREGA Mazdoor Tiffin Vitaran Yojana'

under which tiffin box sets will be distributed free of cost

to around 10.83 lakh labourers in the state.

"Doctor sahab is blessed with 'ichhamrityu' (power to

decide the time and manner of one's death). In the

Mahabharata, no one had the ability to defeat Bhishma Pitamah

and he was well aware that when and how he will die," he said.

"Like him (Bhishma Pitamah), only doctor sahab (Raman

Singh) knows when he will lose or not. He very well knows that

he has the strength of love of poor people of Chhattisgarh

with him," he said.

Raman Singh is an Ayurvedic doctor-turned politician.

Addressing the gathering in local Chhattisgarhi

language, the Panchayat and Rural Development Minister further

said, "And why has he got the blessing of 'ichhamrityu'?

Because he has taken a pledge to serve the state."

"Until he makes Chhattisgarh the most developed state

in the country, he won't tell the secret about how he will

lose (the elections) and how he will die. He knows he has

blessings of the people of the state and till his goal is not

achieved, he will not step down," he said.

Meanwhile, opposition Congress thanked the minister

for "admitting" that they (BJP party) belong to "Kaurava sena"

of the Mahabharata as Bhishma Pitamah was fighting from their


"By comparing Raman Singh with Bhishma Pitamah, they

have at least admitted that they are part of the Kaurav sena.

Chandrakar has himself accepted this...what is wrong and right

has been established. We are thankful to Chandrakar," Leader

of Opposition T S Singhdeo told PTI.

It is believed that in the Mahabharata, the Kauravas

led by Duryodhana represented 'adharma' (wrong) and Pandavas

led by Yudhisthira symbolised 'dharma (right).

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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