On Wednesday, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi visited election-bound Chhattisgarh and said that his politics was for the rights of farmers, poor and youth. He continued that if his party is voted to power in the forthcoming elections, then they will enforce Land Acquisition Act and support loan waivers for farmers and offer then bonus and MSP (Minimum Support Price) for growing maximum crops.
Mr. Gandhi said that “I do politics for the rights of poor, farmers and youth. I will not protect 10-15 industrialists at their cost,” addressed the rally in Chhattisgarh for the Phase 2 Assembly Elections.
“The Congress will install a people’s government in the state which will empower farmers, small and medium businesses and provide employment to the youth,” added the Congress Chief.
He further promised to install a “People’s government” in the state and alleged the ruling BJP government for destroying the state in its 15-years regime.
Mr. Gandhi claims that Chhattisgarh was among the richest state in India in terms of forest, water, mineral, and mines. He also charged that “…people have remained poor due to the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.”
Recalling his family relationship with Chhattisgarh, Mr. Gandhi said the relation was of love and not only politics.
He also claims that the lands of local villagers in this area of a tribal-dominated state were taken away from them to develop big industries. But after the unit did not set-up there, the lands were not returned back to the people.
Accusing the BJP government led by Raman Singh of being involved in graft, the Congress Chief said that PM Modi has never uttered a word against the corruption taking place in Chhattisgarh. He further alleged that “People of the state have suffered because of this”
The second phase Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh for 72 seats, out of 90-seats will take place on November 20 and the result will be declared on December 11.