Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday attacked the Congress party, questioning as to how Sardar Vallabhai Patel's and Jawaharlal Nehru 's Congress got wiped out of the nation.
Addressing a public rally in Tundra ahead of the Assembly polls in the state, Singh said, "Why is Sardar Vallabhai Patel's and Pandit Nehru's Congress limited to only two states now? What is the reason behind this?"
The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister further claimed that the Congress had not done anything for the welfare of the poor and the farmers whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has implemented various schemes for the same.
He alleged that the Rahul Gandhi-led party is only interested in "protesting and sloganeering" and does not believe in doing work in reality.
"All important leaders and ministers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah among others now say that Chhattisgarh is no more a backward state but is now moving towards a developed region. I assure we will develop it even further," Singh said.
On October 24, Singh filed his nomination from Rajnandgaon constituency for the upcoming state Assembly polls, after the BJP announced the names of its candidates for 77 out of 90 seats in the state.
The Chhattisgarh Assembly polls will take place in two phases. The first phase will commence on November 12 while the second phase will be held on November 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.