Modi, Rahul trade barbs ahead of polls

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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.”

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