Sonia Gandhi hits out at Chhattisgarh’s BJP govt, accuses it of neglecting security
Zee Media Bureau
Bastar: Launching her campaign in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Chief Minister Raman Singh and his government, accusing it of failing to deliver on promises.
“The difference between Congress and BJP is that the latter only make promises while the former delivers,” Sonia told a rally here.
She blamed the BJP government’s misgovernance in the state for a rise in poverty here.
“You have to introspect whether the state government has given you anything,” the Congress president told the audience.
Chiding the state government for failing to curb Naxal violence, Sonia sought to remind the party supporters that “Congress leaders have sacrificed their life in the fight against Naxal violence”.
“The Chhattisgarh government only talks big about providing security, but does nothing,” the Congress chief lamented.
“Our state leaders died because of Naxalism here. We are missing them today,” she stated.
“We have given employment to the poorest of poor here. We have given Chhattisgarh enough funds, but there are no signs of roads in many parts of the state,” Sonia said further.
“Even farmers have been neglected by the BJP government,” she added.
Sonia sought to remind the audience that her government has brought the Land Acquisition Act, which will “directly benefit our tribal brothers and sisters”.
Sonia promised that “for regions affected by Naxalism, Congress government will launch schemes for rehabilitation”.
Sonia addressed the rally despite security forces averting a possible landmine explosion on a vital road earlier today.
The security forces defused two IEDs weighing 50 kgs in Dantewada area of the state.
While conducting an area domination exercise, a joint squad of CRPF and state police detected two big Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) of 25 kg each kept in steel cases on the road between Dornapal and Jagargunda near Chintalnar in Sukma district.
This is the same spot where Naxalites in 2010 had carried out the deadliest attack on security forces deployed for anti-Naxal operations as they killed 76 of them in a single ambush.
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