BJP President Amit Shah Saturday said the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh had made the state "almost free" of Naxalism and developed it as a hub of power and cement production. Shah was releasing his party's manifesto ahead of the first phase of polling on November 12.
“Chhattisgarh was the first state to have a legislation on skill development,” he said while addressing media in Chhattisgarh's Raipur.
Raman Singh government has changed the state in the past 15 years and has been successful in containing Naxalism: BJP President Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh's Raipur pic.twitter.com/Kgzf3FZAzc— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2018
While attacking the Congress, he said a party that felt Naxalism was a medium for revolution could not do any good for Chhattisgarh. The BJP government under Chief Minister Raman Singh has contained Naxalism and made the state almost free of it
Earlier known as a BIMARU state, Chhattisgarh was now a "power and cement production hub", he said and lauded the Raman Singh government for initiating several welfare measures for the state's prosperity.
"Taking on the Congress's propaganda and working tirelessly for the state's development for the last 15 years is a big challenge. I am confident that the BJP will win a straight fourth term in office," Shah said.
The state government had initiated several welfare measures and made the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme corruption-free, he added.
The 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will go to the polls in two phases -- on November 12 and 20 -- and the results will be announced on December 11.
(With inputs from agencies)