With only two days to go for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, the political battle between the BJP and Congress intensified on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the latter of “ruining the lives of poor Adivasi youth by supporting urban Maoists”. “Why is Congress backing urban Maoists who live in AC surroundings, travel in big cars and have their children study abroad, but ruin the lives of poor Adivasi youth,” the PM asked.
Castigating the BJP-led central government’s twin decisions of demonetisation and GST, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Khairagarh alleged that no other prime minister has damaged the economy as much as Narendra Modi. He also took on the government over the Rafale deal and Demonetisation while addressing the crowd in Pakhanjore town of Kanker district earlier in the day. “All of you were standing in long queues during demonetisation but not one black money holder was seen. Also, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and Mehul Choksi ran away from the country with your money.” The Congress leader also attacked the government over the rising fuel prices,” the Congress leader said.
The two leaders gave the final push to the poll campaign for elections for the first phase in the state today. PM Modi will also hold a roadshow in Chief Minister Raman Singh’s constituency Rajnandgaon.