Update at 4:42 PM: Amit Shah:
Dr. Raman Singh and Modi Ji together worked for the development of Chattishgarh. Chattishgarh is on the path of development and in the amid of it do you want a corrupted Congress party or do you want a self-efficient and capable BJP that promises good governance. Congress is full of scams and corruption. they neither have a good leader, nor they have discipline nor they are interested to sever the state of Chhattisgarh.
The election campaign for the first phase of Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, scheduled to be held on Nov 12, will come to an end Saturday evening. On the last day of the campaigning, BJP president Amit Shah is all geared up to hold a mega road show in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. The BJP chief will hold the roadshows in Raipur and Rajnandgaon. BJP president Amit Shah is also scheduled to release his party’s manifesto in Raipur.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also hold public meetings in Kanker and Kondagaon districts. Later in the day, Rahul Gandhi will have a meeting with booth-level workers at Jagdalpur. The Congress, in its manifesto, has made a number of promises including loan waiver for farmers, having the electricity tariff and providing 1 lakh jobs to the youth besides giving them unemployment allowance.
Earlier on Friday, PM Modi while speaking on the developmental projects in the Chhattisgarh which has been beset by constant Maoist activities, said:
"I always come to fulfill my responsibility here. We want to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition from Chhattisgarh. This is our job to do these task because you all have given us the responsibility. The governments that have come before had only one ideology - yours or mine, my caste, my relative, my family. Their thinking revolved around these people only. We have changed this perspective. No differences between anyone or anything - we have broken all the barriers of divide politics and came up only one mantra - Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas."
Later taking a stand on the recent Maoists attacks in Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister expressed his discontent on the damage caused by the Maoists in several parts of the state:
"Kids who should have had pencils in their hands, these people(Maoists) give guns in their hands. They ruin their lives and destroy the dreams of their parents. These people with destructive ideology burn schools and damage hospitals. You must have seen there are urban naxals who are living in cities in air conditioned houses, look cleans and their children live abroad but they ruined kids of rural areas. There are political parties who are helping urban naxals but giving gyaans in rural areas against Maoists. Can we forgive such poeple?"
PM Modi also spoke about his desire to fulfill the dreams of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the development of the minorities in the country, especially in Chhattisgarh.
Furthermore, launching a scathing attack on the Congress party for not paying much attention towards the development of Chhattisgarh during the UPA years, stated that 'Congress always considers the poor, dalits, tribals and the marginalised as their vote-bank. Congress also mocks the tribals- their clothes, their culture, their dance form.'
The Chhattisgarh election will take place in two phases. Voting will be held in the most affected areas of the 18 constituencies in the southern part on November 12 and in the remaining 72 seats, voting will take place on November 20. The results will be announced on December 11, 2018.