Cong chief targets PM Modi in Chhattisgarh poll campaign

state is to witness first phase voting on 12 of this month

In poll bound Chhattisgarh, the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of 15 select industrialists so far in his tenure.

He was addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Charama.

The state is to witness first phase voting on 12 of this month.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said he wanted Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to become agriculture centres in five years and provide food, fruits and vegetables to the rest of the country.

He said that while an amount of Rs 35,000 crore is needed yearly to run the MGNREGA scheme in the country, the waived loans worth 10 times that amount of 15 select industrialists has been done.

The 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will go to the polls in two phases — on November 12 and 20.

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls will be held on November 28. The results will be announced on December 11.

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