BJP will break record of previous assembly elections: Chouhan

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Ratlam, MP, Nov 12 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed that the BJP would break the record of previous assembly elections during assembly polls.

Exuding confidence over developmental works carried out by him, Mr Chouhan told reporters here that he was fighting the polls on the issue of five years versus fifty years and he enjoyed the affection of public.

On discontent within the BJP over ticket distribution, he said there was nothing wrong in seeking ticket. He said most claimants had withdrawn their names and would work for the success of the party.

He alleged that the Centre was meting out step-motherly treatment to the state government to tarnish the image of the BJP Government.

On corruption-related charges levelled by the Congress, he said the Congress was levelling baseless charges as it was devoid of issues during the elections.

Complaints had been registered against 22 ministers with the Lokayukt during the previous Digvijay Singh rule. Under such circumstances, the Congress should not level charges against other parties.

Taking a dig at the Congress, the Chief Minister said senior Congress leader Margret Alva had charged about selling of party tickets and its party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had to give clarifications.

Regarding presence of the Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJS) and the BSP in polls, he said the fight was between the BJP and the Congress.

Replying to a question about BJS President Uma Bharti, Mr Chouhan said he refrained from speaking about individuals and was contesting polls on the basis of his work.

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