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Congress only releases manifestos, never fulfills promises: Shivraj Chouhan

ANI  |  Anuppur (Madhya Pradesh) [India] 

took a dig at the on Saturday saying that the party only releases its election manifesto but never delivers on the promises made.

Addressing a rally here, Chouhan said that though late leaders and had promised to remove poverty in the country but failed to do so.

"The today released its election manifesto; they only release manifestos but never fulfill them. Even Indira ji and had promised to remove poverty but didn't do it. Their promise was fulfilled by and (Narendra) Modi that is why Congress is angry," the said.

Chouhan, who is the of since 2003 and popularly known as 'mama' in the state, during a rally in Pushprajgarh earlier in the day alleged that the poor conditions of roads and erratic power and water supplies in the state were not taken care of during the previous Congress governments headed by Digvijaya Singh.

"When I came to power in 2003, was in a terrible condition. Roads were in a bad shape. There was no power and in villages. And now, everything has changed. Roads have been paved in all villages. has been expanded and power supply reach has widened," he said.

Continuing his tirade, Chouhan claimed that people were fed up with the Congress party which had betrayed them several times.

The state is slated to go to polls on November 28. The strength of the Madhya Pradesh assembly is 230 and counting of votes for the assembly elections will be conducted on December 11.

The election in the state is seen as a direct political battle between the BJP and the Congress. While Chouhan is attempting to secure a fourth consecutive term, the Congress will fight for regaining power after 2003.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:00 IST