Cong calls itself hero’ but it’s zero’ in doing development: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hit out at the Congress over corruption and said the grand old party calls itself a hero but it is zero in doing development.

Speaking at Sitapur constituency of Chhattisgarh constituency, he said Naxalism will be eliminated from the state in the next three to four years and forced religious conversion will be banned if the BJP comes to power.

Singh targeted the Bhupesh Baghel government over alleged cheating, saying the Congress government has not done any development work in the state. If the report of this government is sought from the people, it will be ‘zero bate sannata’ on the report.

They are zero in giving good government and zero in doing development, he said referring to the ruling Congress.

Despite this, Congress leaders claim they are heroes. They are not heroes. They are zeros. It’s time to say goodbye to them at the elections, he said.

Left-wing extremism was largely brought under control during the BJP rule in Chhattisgarh (2003-2018), he said. But it is rising rapidly (under Congress rule). If the BJP comes to power in the state, LWE will be eliminated within the next three to four years, the Defense Minister said.

By targeting Congress on religious conversion, he said, I have learned that there is rampant religious conversion taking place in Chhattisgarh, which is also a matter of concern. Why should anyone be converted by being enticed? If the BJP comes to power, we will ban such conversion, he said.

Singh alleged that the law and order situation in the state collapsed after Congress came to power in 2018.

Crimes such as murder have become commonplace. Daughters of different families have gone missing, which is a big challenge. Human trafficking and drug trafficking are increasing. It has become necessary to uproot the Congress from the state, he said.

BJP has fielded Ram Kumar Toppo, a former CRPF personnel, from Sitapur seat against Congress candidate and incumbent state minister Amarjeet Bhagat.

Sitapur is one of the 70 constituencies that will go to polls on November 17 in the second phase of the two-phase elections to the 90-member state assembly.

The first phase of polling on 20 seats took place on November 7.

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