Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Tuesday, in a blistering attack on the Congress leadership, that whenever the Congress party assumes power, the audacity of terrorists and Naxalites escalates within the country. Speaking at a rally in Bishrampur, Chhattisgarh Surjapur, PM Modi underscored the failure of the Congress government to contain Naxalism in the state.
He contended, “Whenever Congress comes to power, the courage of terrorists and Naxalites increases in the country. The Congress government has failed to control Naxal violence. In recent times, many BJP workers have been taken away from us. A few days ago, one of our workers was shot dead.”
PM Modi also highlighted the rise of human trafficking and drug-related activities under the Congress rule in the Surguja division of Chhattisgarh, lamenting the targeting of women and girls from tribal families. He expressed frustration at the Congress’s lack of response to these issues, attributing the difficulties faced by the people to the Congress’s appeasement policies.
Furthermore, PM Modi accused the Congress of attempting to thwart Droupadi Murmu’s ascent to becoming the first Tribal President of India. He praised the BJP for ensuring this historic achievement, despite the Congress’s resistance.
He also criticized the Congress’s past attitude toward Adivasis, claiming that when the Congress was in power at the Centre, it believed that investing money in the Adivasi community was a waste.
PM Modi conveyed the BJP’s commitment to the betterment of Chhattisgarh, stressing that the BJP had established the state and would be responsible for its prosperity. He added, “BJP ne banaya hai, BJP hi sawaregi” (BJP has formed and now we will only make things good in the state).
The first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections is currently underway. The Election Commission of India reported a voter turnout of 22.97% as of 11 am. Notably, Kanker recorded the highest voter turnout at 34.65%, while Bijapur had the lowest at 9.11%. The state is conducting elections in two phases, with the second phase scheduled for November 17, and the vote counting set for December 3.