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Chhattisgarh CM asks party men to gear up for Lok Sabha polls

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday asked party workers to gear up for the Lok Sabha polls due in few months, to ensure that the ruling BJP wins all eleven seats in the state.

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday asked party workers to gear up for the Lok Sabha polls due in few months, to ensure that the ruling BJP wins all eleven seats in the state.

Singh asked them to look at the elections as a challenge and not remain in the glory of the assembly poll victory.
"Everybody should forget the jubilation of winning the assembly polls and should now take the upcoming Lok Sabha election as a challenge," he said addressing office-bearers in a state-level meeting at the party`s state headquarters.

Preparations for the Lok Sabha elections must begin as very short time is left for it, he said.
The meeting was attended by all the senior state-level party leaders.
The party workers should focus on implementation of programmes as per the party central high command`s guidelines and and now a victory in the Lok Sabha polls must be ensured, he said.

"While we take pledge to work towards making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of the country, we have to reach every region of Chhattisgarh and take the welfare policies of the BJP government to the people of the state," Singh said.

Meanwhile, in his address, state BJP president and Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra said that the party faced reverses in the tribal stronghold Surguja and Bastar regions during the Assembly polls, but despite the defeat there, the party managed to retain power in the 90-member state legislative assembly elections.

"In the last Lok Sabha polls in 2009, the party won 10 Lok Sabha seats and this time we must win all the 11 seats in the state," Paikra said.