BJP, Cong trade charges on MP foundation day

Ruling BJP and Opposition Congress traded charges on issues of development at a function here to mark the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Bhopal: Ruling BJP and Opposition Congress
on Tuesday traded charges on issues of development at a function
here to mark the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh.

Both the sides criticised each other over infrastructure
issues especially water supply, power supply and roads.

Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Singh
said, "Despite the tall claims made by the ruling BJP, nothing
much has been done about the development in the state, ever
since it came to power in December 2003."

Singh said there was acute power shortage in the state,
which has hit the farmers badly and the same thing is true
about roads.
These issues had reportedly led to Congress` defeat during
the December 2003 Assembly elections and are again likely to
play a major role in the 2013 general elections in the state.

Rubbishing the charges levelled by Singh, Madhya Pradesh
Urban Development Minister Babulal Gaur said under the BJP
rule, a lot of development had taken place in the state.
"The BJP has done over the last seven years, what the
Congress was unable to do in 50 years," he said at the 56th
foundation day function here.

PTI