With the first phase voting in Chhattisgarh on Nov 12, the BJP in the state released its manifesto called Sankalpa Patra.
BJP chief Amit Shah said that the state government has made the state almost free of Maoists.
He also hailed the development efforts in making Chhattisgarh as a hub of power and cement production.
It was only yesterday that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition and the people who identify with the opposition’s ideology as “urban Naxals”.
Earlier known as a state where basic amenities, education and infrastructure were in shambles, Chhattisgarh is now a “power and cement production hub”, Shah asserted.
Congress however responded to allegations of the Prime Minister and put out this tweet.
“Dear PM Modi, it wasn’t the so-called ‘Urban Naxals’ that set fire to the homes & villages of Adivasi’s in Chhattisgarh & it definitely wasn’t the ‘Urban Naxals’ that covered up the horrific crimes to protect the BJP govt. in the state.”
The Congress campaign is also trying to swing voters in its favour by promising to keep farmers happy and not letting unchecked development bulldoze the interest of fragile communities.
Security is a big challenge in the state.>