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BJP takes dig at CM Bhupesh Baghel with cartoon portraying him as Ravana

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh posted a cartoon of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, which showed him as "Ravan", and said that "this time, Ravana of corruption will be burnt"

Bhupesh Baghel (Photo: PTI)

Bhupesh Baghel (Photo: PTI)

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh posted a cartoon of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, which showed him as "Ravan", and said that "this time, Ravana of corruption will be burnt".

The cartoon by the BJP showed CM Baghel portrayed as Ravana with 10 heads and each head displaying various issues such as coal scam, PSC scam, liquor scam, rape, murder, among others. The cartoon is seen holding a weapon with "bhrashtachar" (corruption) written on it. The illustration also shows a man, depicted as Chhattisgarhiya, shooting with a bow and arrow at the Ravana and saying, "Au nahi sahibo, badal ke rahibo" (we will not tolerate any more, we will definitely bring a change).
Reacting to the post on X (formerly Twitter), CM Baghel said, "It has been the tradition of Raman Singh and his party to abuse backward classes, tribals, and Dalits. First "little man", "dog", "cat" and what not are said. Today, after the BJP released a poster showing backward people as Ravana and killing them, I am continuously getting feedback from all of you."
He further said: "I would like to tell you to celebrate the festival of Vijayadashami happily, I am answerable to you, their misdeeds do not matter. For me, commission taking, illiteracy, malnutrition, plight of farmers, Naxalism are the forms of Ravana. We all have to overcome these together, we have gradually succeeded in some tasks, we will work together again on the remaining ones. Chhattisgarhia will win once again."

The polling for the 90-member Assembly is scheduled in two phases on November 7 and 17. In the first phase, 20 Assembly constituencies will go to polls and voting on the remaining 70 seats will be held in the second phase.

The BJP and the Congress have announced all 90 candidates for the upcoming elections.

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First Published: Oct 25 2023 | 6:25 PM IST

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