Anurag Thakur accuses Baghel govt of making Chhattisgarh "epicentre of loot"
Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of making the state an "epicentre of loot".He also exuded confidence in the BJP's win in the upcoming Assembly election in the state on the basis of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "guarantee".
Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of making the state an "epicentre of loot". He also exuded confidence in the BJP's win in the upcoming Assembly election in the state on the basis of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "guarantee".
"The promises that were made (by Congress) were fake like Congress. They (the Chhattisgarh government) made Chhattisgarh an epicentre of loot and the corruption money was sent to a party and one family...Chhattisgarh won't be looted anymore and will go in the direction of development," Anurag Thakur told reporters here. He alleged that Chhattisgarh people are fed up with "corrupt" Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Congress.
"The environment that is visible in Chhattisgarh is clearly showing that people are fed up with corrupt Bhupesh Baghel and Congress who make false promises. On the basis of PM Modi's guarantee, the BJP government is going to be formed, "Anurag Thakur told reporters here. Meanwhile, lashing out at the Congress government in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday called Bhupesh Baghel a 'prepaid CM'.
Addressing a public meeting in the state ahead of the second phase of the Assembly elections on November 17, the Union Home Minister said, "The Congress has a prepaid CM in Chhattisgarh. He works only in accordance with the amount paid in bribes to him. He doesn't work unless bribed to do so." Shah alleged that CM Baghel turned the entire state into a collection centre and an ATM for the Congress.
Accusing the CM of indulging in a number of scams in Chhattisgarh, he said the legacies that he will leave behind for the people are the Rs 6,600 crore PDS scam, the Rs 5000 crore Mahadev betting app scam, the public service commission scam, and the district mineral fund scam of Rs 700 crore, among others. "I have heard of a lot of scams in my life but I never heard about one involving cow dung. But Bhupesh Baghel indulged in a cow dung scam as well," Shah added.
The Union Home Minister also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for naming the landing point of the ISRO spacecraft on the moon's south face as the 'Shiv-Shakti' point, adding that it demonstrated his 'respect' for Mahadev, another name for Lord Shiva. The first phase of assembly elections for the 20 legislative assembly seats in Chhattisgarh was conducted on November 7.
The remaining 70 seats in the state will go to polls in the second phase on November 17. The counting of votes for Chhattisgarh, along with four other poll-bound states, is scheduled for December 3. (ANI)
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