Hours after the Congress released its manifesto for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018, BJP leader and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan dismissed it, saying the grand old party "never fulfil their promises". Launching a blistering attack on the Rahul Gandhi-led party Chouhan said it was the Narendra Modi government which fulfilled all those promises made by the Gandhi family for years.
"Even Indira Gandhi Ji and Rajiv Gandhi Ji had promised to remove poverty but did not do it," the chief minister added.
The Madhya Pradesh CM was addressing a public meeting, which was organised in support of BJP candidate Narendra Maravi at Damehadi village of Pushparajgarh assembly constituency in Anuppur district.
Congress today released its election manifesto,they only release manifestos but never fulfil them. Even Indira ji&Rajiv ji had promised to remove poverty but didn't do it. Their promise was fulfilled by Shivraj Singh Chouhan&PM Modi that is why Congress is angry: MP CM in Anuppur pic.twitter.com/a91WfauTen— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2018
Stressing on the education system in Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh also said the Congress continued to ruin the future of the children till 2013 by annihilating the academic structure in the state.
In reference to a new Congress advertisement - 'Gussa Aata Hain' for the upcoming Assembly Elections 2018, the BJP leader claimed the citizens are not annoyed, it is the people in the Congress who are angry with the BJP government because we worked for the welfare of the people, gave the farmer plenty of water, electricity and reasonable prices.
Yes! the Congress is angry because we worked for the empowerment of women, helped the poor, increased the income by creating jobs for the youth of the nation, Chouhan went on to claim further.
"During the Congress tenure there were no pilgrimage plans for the senior citizens but I have made such schemes for the elderly people in the country," he added.
श्री @ChouhanShivraj ने आज अनूपपुर जिले के पुष्पराजगढ़ विधानसभा क्षेत्र के ग्राम दमेहड़ी में @BJP4MP प्रत्याशी नरेन्द्र मरावी के समर्थन में आयोजित सभा को संबोधित किया। #MP4BJP pic.twitter.com/aHjJFIP3K3— Office of Shivraj (@OfficeofSSC) November 10, 2018
Chouhan's barbs came after the Congress, earlier in the day, released its election manifesto, titled “Vachan Patra (Promissory note)” for the upcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. The manifesto was released in the presence of Congress party's likely CM candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh and other state party leaders.
Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on 28 November 2018 to elect members of the 230 constituencies across the state. The counting of the votes will take place on December 11, 2018.