"Voting percentage will increase in this election. The BJP will win more than 15 out these 18 seats," Raman Singh said, referring to 18 assembly segments of the Bastar region and Rajnandgaon district, where people will vote.
The BJP government's welfare and development works have positively impacted people from all sections in the state and the party is contesting polls on the issue of development, he said.
The BJP will win more than 15 out of the 18 seats in the 1st phase: Raman Singh
He criticsed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement that Chhattisgarh government is being applauded for the success of its Public Distribution System though it is funded by the central government.
The chief minister said that every state has its own share in government revenue at the Centre and the money received is meant for the public. "The prime ninister should compare Chhattisgarh with other states for effective PDS implementation," he said.
"Chhattisgarh successfully achieved food security long before others who have now recognized it as an issue," he said.
He said that Maoist violence at Darbha-Jhiram Ghati in May this year should not be politicised, when asked about the possibility of its impact on poll prospects.
Criticiiing the central government for the Maoist problem, he said it has been recognized as the biggest threat to democracy in the country.
Though an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) has often been stressed upon, there has been no road map to implement the IAP, he said.