Chhattisgarh elections: Lotus ready to bloom in state, says Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur (Photo:PTI)

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said that the lotus is now ready to bloom in Chhattisgarh. While campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, Thakur said, “Now the lotus is ready to bloom in the mess spread by the Congress.”

He said that the people of Chhattisgarh are now ready to defeat the corrupt Congress leaders. “Now Chhattisgarh is ready to wash all the people who spent millions of rupees in Mahadev app,” he added. On Monday, Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not take action “selectively” and that he should first take action against former Prime Minister Raman Singh.

At an event in Durg on Monday, CM Baghel said Prime Minister Modi should first take action against Raman Singh. “He should not take selective action. He should take action against people like Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ajit Pawar, who came out clean after being washed in ‘Modi washing powder’, CM Baghel said.

Reacting to Baghel’s comments, Prime Minister Modi said at an election rally in Mungeli that the bugle of the end of Congress’ bad governance is sounding.

The Prime Minister said, “The countdown to the Congress ‘bidai’ has now begun. The time has come to bid farewell to the Congress leaders who have plundered you for five years. “of the state’s Congress. The public doesn’t want Congress anymore.”

Prime Minister Modi accused the Congress of having direct involvement in the Mahadev gambling app scandal and said, “I have a few questions for the Congress leaders who are keen on teaching mathematics. I want to ask a few questions about the party. The Mahadev gambling app scam is worth Rs 508 crore and the investigating agencies have recovered a lot of cash in this case. A close aide of Chhattisgarh’s chief minister is also in jail. Congress should reveal how much money the Prime Minister received in this regard. How much money the other leaders of the party have received and how much money has reached Delhi.”

Chhattisgarh will vote in two phases and the results will be declared on December 3. The first phase of voting for 20 seats was completed last week, and the remaining 70 seats in the state will go to polls on November 17. The code of conduct is already in force in Chhattisgarh.

First print: November 14, 2023 | 5:17 PM IST