Vote out corrupt BJP government, Rahul asks ChhattisgarhNovember 17th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday appealed to people of Chhattisgarh to vote out the “corrupt” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to ensure the development of the state.”The present government is corrupt, and during its five-year rule it has done nothing for the people. Development has completely been blocked, while the conditions of tribals have worsened,” Rahul told an election rally at Ambikapur.
The town is the district headquarters of the tribal stronghold of Surguja in north of the state, some 350 km from state capital Raipur, close to the Jharkhand border.
“The BJP government deserves to be voted out. The central government is providing Rs.80 billion to this state annually but the amount is not reaching the people,” he claimed.
The Monday trip of Rahul Gandhi is the third visit of the young Congress leader to the state during the ongoing assembly polls. He had addressed two public meetings Nov 10 and two more rallies Nov 12.
Out of Chhattisgarh’s total 90 seats, 51 go to polls Nov 20. The other 39 seats, mostly in Maoist-affected areas of the state, went to polls Nov 14 in the first phase.