BJP highlights central projects as its own in Chhattisgarh

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) The Congress today said it was confident of heading for a comfortable victory in the elections to the state Assembly in Chhattisgarh ''where the incumbent BJP government had not initiated any scheme of its own''.

''All the development works in Chhattisgarh were either started under the previous Congress government or were funded by the present Congress-led UPA government at the Centre,'' AICC Spokesman Abishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons.

Pointing out that the anti-incumbency factory was working against the BJP in Chhattigarh, he said the saffron party was highlighting several centrally-funded projects as its own and misleading the electorate.

Dr Singhvi said the Centre had provided Rs 800 crore to the Chhattisgarh government for various projects. However, the state government had diverted Rs 100 crore to some other project, instead of spending it for the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

He said the popularity of the Congress could be gauged from the huge turn out at the rallies addressed by the Congress leaders, including Mr Rahul Gandhi.

''The attendance of voters at the public meetings of BJP leaders L K Advani and Narendra Modi can be counted in hundreds. But this was in thousands in the case of the Congress leaders," he claimed.

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