On Saturday, BJP president Amit Shah affirmed that the Chhattisgarh has been made Naxalism free under the government of Raman Singh in the state. Amit Shah said this one day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress on Friday for supporting ‘Urban Maoists’. Shah further said that Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh has developed the state and has made it a hub of power and cement production.

After praising the work done by the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh, Party President Amit Shah targeted the opposition party and said that Congress has never done any good for the state, besides it always has felt that Naxalism was a medium for revolution.

Framing the confidence in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shah added that the party will win the upcoming assembly elections in the state for the fourth straight time.

After releasing the manifesto for Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the first phase of polling on November 12, BJP chief addressed a press conference in the state. While addressing the press conference here, Mr. Shah said, “The BJP government under Chief Minister Raman Singh has contained Naxalism and made the state almost free of it.”

Amit Shah also asserted that Chhattisgarh which was earlier known as a BIMARU state has now been converted into a hub of power and cement production under the government of Raman Singh. Praising the state government, Shah even lauded Raman Singh government for initiating several welfare measures for the prosperity of the state.

“Taking on the Congress’s propaganda and working tirelessly for the state’s development for the last 15 years is a big challenge. I am confident that the BJP will win a straight fourth term in office,” Mr. Shah said.

Shah also added that it was the state government which made up all the efforts and made the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme corruption-free, besides initiating several other welfare measures.

As per the reports, the elections in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be conducted in two phases — on November 12 and 20 — and the results will be announced on December 11.