Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said that Rahul Gandhi often speaks about farmers, but he does not know how onion and okra grows in the farms. He was speaking to reporters during his Jan Ashirvaad Yatra in Satna.
Ever since the yatra has started, chief minister’s tempo and vigour has been rising as the elections are coming closer. Attacking deputy speaker of the state assembly Rajendra Singh, a Congress MLA, he said that his deeds are out in the open and even a case is pending against him in Economic Offences Wing (EOW).
Next on Chouhan’s target was leader of opposition Ajay Singh. “His (Ajay Singh’s) mother is not an ordinary woman. She is the wife of a great political leader Arjun Singh. We will help her with whatever she requires,” he said. Attacking Digvijaya Singh, he said those who did not get a place in Congress committee are now taking coordination meetings.
“We have taken a loan for development and that too according to norms. Our condition is better than Congress, who took loans but do not work on any development. Congress has a history of frauds. All the major leaders there defrauded the nation and even HD Kumaraswamy is now stuck,” Chouhan said.
‘Bringing light to people’
Chouhan said that the state government is making efforts to bring light in the lives of poor. The state government will pay the electricity bills of the poor and will give them electricity at a flat rate of Rs200 per month.
The chief minister also said, “We first made Madhya Pradesh a developing state from a bimaru state. After that we made it a developed state and now we want to make Madhya Pradesh a prosperous state.” He later honoured the Loktantra Senanis and the MISA detainees.