‘2019 LS polls a Mahabharat between Kauravas and Pandavas,’ says Raman Singh

Kanpur: Chhattisgarh’s former chief minister Raman Singh has said that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are a battle between the Pandavas and Kauravas, and that the truth emerged victorious in Mahabharat. Raman Singh said on one hand there is corruption, terrorism and ‘goondaraj’ and on the other there is development, clean administration and policy of zero tolerance.

Singh said, “The opposition is uniting to defeat us (Bharatiya Janata Party). But their alliance will not succeed, because it is a band of thugs. Together, they will not be able to fight Modi.”

Singh was addressing the regional sector conference of the BJP at Kanpur’s Akbarpur Inter College in Uttar Pradesh. The office bearers of Kanpur north, Kanpur south, Kanpur rural, Auraiya, Etawah, Farrukhabad and Kannauj attended the conference.

Lost due to overconfidence

Raman Singh also taught tricks of election management. Having said that the BJP ruled Chhattisgarh for 15 years he added, “The state made unprecedented development during BJP rule. The villages were provided with electricity, roads were built, and better health services were provided to the people. But this time we lost the election due to our overconfidence.”

‘Aim for 51 per cent of votes’

Raman gave a success mantra to the party workers, “This time we must aim for 51 per cent of votes.” He said that from the minister to the booth chief, all were confident that BJP would win, so the booth chiefs did not work hard on their booths, as a result of which they lost the election.

The former Chhattisgarh CM said, “In the last Lok Sabha elections, we achieved tremendous success in Uttar Pradesh. All opposition parties have united. We have to unite and defeat them. We have to secure 51 per cent votes. For this, we have to work hard in a dedicated way.”

Raman Singh had earlier said that China and Pakistan were belligerent, but the surgical strike cut them to their size. He said, “The BJP will never forgive the responsible persons for the oppression and murder of BJP workers by the West Bengal Government.”

BJP’s state general secretary Ashok Kataria also addressed the programme.