Dream of development in Chhattisgarh yet to be fulfilled, says Bhupesh Baghel

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2018 10:46:20


Staff Reporter,


Taking a dig at the State government, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) President Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday said that dreams of Khoobchand Baghel, Sundarlal Sharma, Chandulal Chandrakar and Pawan Diwan, who participated in the movement for creation of Chhattisgarh as new state, could not be fulfilled and the development of the state has derailed.

Talking to mediapersons at Press Club Raipur, Baghel said that the budget of Chhattisgarh crossed over 86,000 crore and the state is still lagging far behind from other states in terms of development and quality of life of the people. The fiscal figures of the Budget have gone up but not the economic condition of the people of the state as the budget is not being utilized properly, alleged the CPCC President. Poverty has increased in the state and now 39.9 per cent people are living under Below Poverty Line (BPL).

Chhattisgarh is lagging behind in various fields like education, infrastructure development, agriculture, health and other fields compared to other states. Even Chhattisgarh is lagging from Odisha and Jharkhand in various fields. The condition of poor, farmers, women and tribal has deteriorated in the rule of the incumbent government, he added.

In reference to development it was said that “Vikas paagal ho gaya tha in Gujarat”, now it can be said that ‘Vikas Kuposhit ho gaya hai in Chhattisgarh, commented Bhupesh Baghel.

Few people have become prosperous in the last 14 years. Economic inequality has increased that is a matter of
worry, Baghel pointed. Responding to a query on chief ministerial candidate, Baghel said that his role is to wrest power from BJP and form Congress government in State.

Responding to another query on which issues Congress will go to the assembly poll; Baghel said that if Congress is voted to power, the party would make schemes for upliftment of all sections of society including tribal, scheduled caste, women, farmers and downtrodden. Without naming former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, Baghel attacked him, saying that a person who had an illicit relation with the BJP was out of the party now paving way for the Congress to win the upcoming assembly elections in State.