Modi, Rahul trade barbs ahead of polls
units in Bijapur and Dantewada and completed work at the Nagarnar steel plant in the state. Increased road and rail connectivity and the eventual launch of various central schemes, such as the Ujjwala Yojana and Ayushman Bharat, would change the face of Bastar, he said.
“In the coming years, development will be quadrupled in Bastar. Villages will have telephones and internet facilities. Prime Minister Modi had promised that there will be no village or district in Bastar where there won’t be any electricity and he has fulfilled it. The poorest and the sickest will be able to avail medical treatment through Ayushman Bharat as all these plans are now being rolled out,” Singh said.
At a rally held simultaneously in Dongargarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on his part, tore into the BJP on the twin decisions of demonetization and the goods and services tax. Gandhi said Modi had done irreparable damage to the economy and the people.
He urged people to vote for the Congress and said: “Congress government in the state will construct a food processing unit in every district in Chhattisgarh where farmers can sell their products directly.”