BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party's track record in 55 years of its rule, as he set a target of winning 65 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.
Sounding the bugle for the year-end elections in Chhattisgarh, Shah questioned Gandhi for seeking an account of the work done by the BJP-led government at the Centre in the last four years.
"Rahul baba, why are you asking for our account of four years? We do not need to give you any account. We will give an account of every minute and every paisa to people when we go to them to ask for votes," he said.
The Raman Singh government would retain power in Chhattisgarh and the BJP would win 65 of the 90 seats in the state, where the saffron outfit was in power for nearly 15 years, he said, addressing a public rally here.
Earlier in the day, beating of drums and performances by various folk troupes marked BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow today at Ambikapur town in Chhattisgarh.
Shah was accorded a rousing reception by a large number of party leaders and workers when he commenced the roadshow in the afternoon from Kharsiya Naka area.
People gathered in large numbers along the narrow lanes in the heart of Ambikapur city, the headquarters of Surguja district.
The roadshow, which lasted about 45 minutes, covered a distance of around 5 kms, passing through Agrasen Chowk, Jaistambh Chowk, Mahamaya Chowk, Gandhi Chowk and Ambedkar Chowk.
It culminated at P G College grounds, where Shah addressed a public gathering.
Apart from the chief minister, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra and other cabinet ministers also took part in the event. As many as 52 welcome gates were erected on the route.
OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)