Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh greeted the people of Chhattisgarh during 72nd Independence Day celebration. He also threw accusations at the chief opposition party Congress for not designing any programme for development of Chhattisgarh for 56 long years. Though he did not name any party or politician in his message, his meaning was at once clear.
Dr. Sigh paid rich tribute to all those, who fought the British Government to win freedom for the country. He claimed that his government is walking the path to realize the dreams of Indian freedom fighters. The indomitable fighters for a huge national cause wanted their fellow countrymen to be happy. The BJP government has, in its 15 years’ rule in Chhattisgarh has always worked with this dream at its heart. Dr. Raman Singh said that his government had started its tenure with the resolve of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ (Taking everyone along the path to development). It never wavered from that resolve. Development of villages, poors and farmers has always found a place of priority with this government.
Remembering former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the person who fathered the state of Chhattisgarh under immensely challenging political situations, the CM said that he had taken upon the reins of this state with the aim to provide all necessary relief to people who stand last on the social ladder. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, one of the founders of Jansangh, used to urge people to work with the motto to ‘service unto the last’. This has been the motif of the present government of Chhattisgarh too. All its programmes and schemes are focused on achieving that goal.
He said that he taken oath of office on December 7. People of the state were confronted with seemingly insurmountable problems like hunger, corruption, fears and unemployment. This government has allayed all their fears during the 15 years it has been in power. He felt himself honoured and lucky to unfurl the national flag for the 15th time at a row on this Independence Day. He also felt happy to get an opportunity to serve the state for three tenures of five years each.
‘I felt bad to to see the laborers of my state languishing even when their hard work reflected on the high rising buildings of the state. No schemes and programmes were designed before this government to raise the living standard of this class of working people.’ Dr. Singh said. He also claimed that the government under his leadership has ensured in its last 15 years in office that more than 30 lakh labourers were registered for availing different development and welfare schemes implemented by the government.
He expressed satisfaction on being successful to achieve all that would have been laughed and sniped at prior to this day. He expressed confidence that by the time Chhattisgarh celebrates its 25th foundation, the state gross domestic product would be double than today and it would be ccounted among the most developed states of the country. >