Raipur, November 10: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah released the party manifesto in Chhattisgarh ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Shah, speaking at the manifesto conference, came down heavily on the Congress party for terming naxals as "revolutionaries", taking a dig at Congress leader Raj Babbar's recent comment on Naxals. The BJP President praised Raman Singh government for the "development" in the state. The first phase of voting in Chhattisgarh is on November 12, in the naxal hit areas. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Full Schedule And Dates: Polling in 2 Phases, November 12 & 20, Counting of Votes on 11 December.
Shah, while releasing the party manifesto, recounted the achievements of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh and credited the BJP government for the fight against the naxals in the state adding that the Raman Singh government has been successful in "containing Naxalism." Shah also said that Chhattisgarh was the first state to have a legislation on skill development and credited BJP government for taking the state of Chhattisgarh out of list of BIMARU states.
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The BJP manifesto in Chhattisgarh comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally on Friday in Bastar, urged people to teach a lesson to the Congress leaders in the upcoming polls in the state. While addressing a rally in Bastar district's Jagdalpur, the Prime Minister spoke about the BJP's efforts in the development of Bastar. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: PM Narendra Modi Takes Dig at Congress During Election Rally in Bastar; Key Highlights.
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, the Prime Minister said the urban Maoists live in AC surroundings, move around in big cars and their children study abroad, but they ruin the lives of our poor Adivasi youth here through remote control. Modi asked as to why is Congress supporting these Urban Maoists. "People in Congress have been born with a silver spoon, how will they know the sentiments of Adivasi?", Modi said.