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Congress Only Releases Manifestos, Never Delivers On Promises: Shivraj Chouhan

The election in the state is seen as a direct political battle between the BJP and the Congress. While Chouhan is attempting to secure a fourth consecutive term, the Congress will fight for regaining power after 2003.

Congress Only Releases Manifestos, Never Delivers On Promises: Shivraj Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan | File Photo
Congress Only Releases Manifestos, Never Delivers On Promises: Shivraj Chouhan
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2018-11-11T09:39:37+05:30

Ahead of assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed the Congress in a rally alleging that the party only releases its election manifesto but never fulfils them.

Addressing a rally MP's Anuppur, Chouhan said that though late Congress leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had promised to remove poverty in the country but failed to do so.

"The Congress today released its election manifesto; they only release manifestos but never fulfill them. Even Indira ji and Rajiv ji had promised to remove poverty but didn't do it. Their promise was fulfilled by Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi that is why Congress is angry," the chief minister said.

Chouhan, who is the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh since 2003 and popularly known as 'mama' in the state, during a rally in Pushprajgarh earlier in the day alleged that the poor conditions of roads and erratic power and water supplies in the state were not taken care of during the previous Congress governments headed by Digvijaya Singh.

"When I came to power in 2003, Madhya Pradesh was in a terrible condition. Roads were in a bad shape. There was no power and electricity supply in villages. And now, everything has changed. Roads have been paved in all villages. Electricity connection has been expanded and power supply reach has widened," he said.

Continuing his tirade, Chouhan claimed that people were fed up with the Congress party which had betrayed them several times.

The state is slated to go to polls on November 28. The strength of the Madhya Pradesh assembly is 230 and counting of votes for the assembly elections will be conducted on December 11.

The election in the state is seen as a direct political battle between the BJP and the Congress. While Chouhan is attempting to secure a fourth consecutive term, the Congress will fight for regaining power after 2003.

The Congress released its manifesto on Saturday promising to build 'Gaushalas,' 'Ram Path' and Naramada Parikrama Path and a spiritual centre to woo voters to its fold in Madhya Pradesh.

(With inputs from agencies)

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