Raman Singh launches infrastructure projects in RaipurAugust 30th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh staged a maiden road show Saturday evening in this state capital, launching a slew of infrastructure projects with an eye on assembly elections.The road show was aimed to seek support of Raipur residents for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is striving to pull off a second straight win in the mineral rich state that goes to polls by November.
Accompanied by Revenue Minister Brijmohan Agrawal and Industry Minister Rajesh Munat who represent the Raipur Urban and Raipur Rural assembly segments respectively, Singh laid the foundation stone for construction of a railway under-bridge at Sriram Nagar, one of the crowded localities facing traffic congestion.
Singh launched road widening projects at as many as six places and dedicated several community halls to citizens. He sought support of the Raipur residents for the BJP’s second term to “maintain the flow of development”.
The delimitation exercise has increased the number of assembly seats in the capital from two to four and the BJP claims it will win all of them in the next elections.