Development of Chhattisgarh derails in BJP's regime : Rahul

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Dhamtari/Mahasamund, Nov 12(UNI) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today alleged that the development process in Chhattisgarh had gone down in the BJP regime and asked the tribal youths to support the Congress to bring back the state on its track.

Addressing an election meeting here, he Gandhi said when the country was speeding ahead in development under the able leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh, the development pace in Chhattisgarh had derailed.

'' The funds given for the developmental works by the Centre did not reach to the people and most of the funds had been misused'', Mr Gandhi said.

Launching a scathing attack on the Raman Singh government, he said even after giving Rs 8000 crore to the state, the condition of the people had not improved and the big projects like the National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme(NREGS) and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan were yet to show any impact in the state.

Replying to the terrorism issue raised by the BJP, the Congress leader said if there was a problem of terrorism in Chhattisgarh then why they were accusing the Centre. BJP leaders should stop blaming the Centre for their own lapses.'' In his about five-minute speech, the Congress general secretary started his address in Chhattisgarhi language saying, '' Chhattisgarh is the best'' with great applause from the public.'' He asked the youths, particularly of the tribals, to remove the BJP government as their future is with the Congress.'' I am also the in-charge of youth Congress and NSUI and you all should join the Congress to take the state ahead,'' he said.

Earlier, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was scheduled to address this meeting but in a last minute change, Rahul Gandhi came in place of his mother.

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