Congress will ‘certainly win’ in Chhattisgarh, MP’ raids will not demoralise party workers: Kharge

BALAGHAT: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said the recent raids that were conducted by the central agencies in Chhattisgarh cannot demoralise the will of their workers. He also asserted on the point that the party will win the assembly elections there as well as in BJP-governed Madhya Pradesh.

The statement came into light when Kharge was addressing a public meeting at Katangi town in the Naxal-affected Balaghat district of MP. “I was in Chhattisgarh yesterday (Friday) and the force of Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and Shah (Union Home Minister Amit Shah) was also there. Through ED, CBI and I-T raids they want to terrorise our party workers so that they sit in their homes. They are thinking that Congress workers will sit at home and get demoralised due to these raids, but it won’t happen. The Congress is certainly going to win in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh,” he said.

The Congress leader has been accusing the BJP-led government of weaponizing different bodies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Income Tax (I-T) to target its government in Chhattisgarh through various raids as the elections are just few days ahead of the raids. The Congress president said Modi had once strongly criticised the NREGA scheme which was a rural job guarantee initiative, but it was the same programme which had helped the government in providing employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remembering the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, he said that the mobile phones and computers that crores of people in the country are using today became possible because of the vision of the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Kharge also recalled the contribution of former PMs Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in the development of the country and slammed Modi for questioning the Congress on this issue.

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