ELECTION RALLIES IN MADHYA PRADESH
BETUL, SHAJAPUR AND JHABUA
Amidst the ongoing election campaigning in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed multiple public meetings in Betul, Shajapur and Jhabua on 14 November, 2023. Shri Modi said, “In the past few days, I have traveled to every corner of the state. The affection and trust of people towards the BJP are unprecedented. Your enthusiasm and this spirit have decided in Madhya Pradesh – ‘Phir Ek Baar, Bhajpa Sarkar’. The people of Madhya Pradesh will come out of their homes on 17th November to create history.”
‘Congress Aayi, Tabahi Layi’
Furthermore, he reiterated, “This election is to accelerate the development of Madhya Pradesh with double engine speed. This election is about providing new opportunities for the youth and women to progress. And this election is about keeping Congress’ loot and corruption away from Madhya Pradesh. You must remember- Congress knows only how to snatch. You must remember- ‘Congress Aayi, Tabahi Layi’.”
Shri Modi stated that when he talks about “Modi’s guarantee,” it signifies a guarantee of fulfilment. He said, “In the past, the Congress asserted that Article 370 would not be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir. They also claimed that legislation against triple talaq was unattainable. Additionally, they questioned us about the timeline for the construction of the Ram temple. These people don’t know what material Modi is made of. What we say, we show through our actions.”
Manifesto is for every sector and every segment
Talking about an impressive manifesto released by the Madhya Pradesh BJP, the PM asserted that this manifesto is for every sector and every segment. “In every tribal-dominated block, there will be an Eklavya Residential School. In every tribal district, there will be a medical college. Financial assistance and permanent housing will be provided to the Ladli sisters. The commitment to purchase tendu leaves and forest produce will benefit numerous tribal families. While Congress used to provide MSP for only 6-7 forest produce, today, the BJP is providing MSP for more than 90 forest produce,” he said.
Hitting out at the Congress, the Prime Minister, “Today, the entire country is ‘Vocal for Local’. On festive occasions, products made in India are being purchased, supporting products created by Indians. But no leader from the Congress ever advocated for being Vocal for Local.”
Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign
Highlighting Betul’s journey towards development, PM Shri Modi stated, “Since the BJP government came to power at the centre, the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign has become the resolve of every Indian. The BJP government in Betul is promoting the jaggery cluster as part of the ‘One District One Product’ programme. The establishment of a jaggery cluster will create numerous new jobs here. There are also many possibilities for the furniture industry in several tribal areas of MP, including Betul. Wood clusters and furniture clusters are being developed in the Betul district. This will lead to the development of many small industries, creating thousands of new jobs right here.”
Discontinuation of welfare schemes by Congress
During his second rally in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh, PM Shri Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of the BJP government’s continuous presence in the state, citing the transformative progress in India’s energy and power sectors.
Addressing the discontinuation of welfare schemes for the poor by Congress, he listed instances where schemes like Sambal Yojana, Panch-Parmeshwar Yojana, and various other schemes were shut down. He recounted the Union government’s initiation of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi during the Congress government’s tenure in Madhya Pradesh. “Despite repeated requests, the Congress government did not send the complete list of eligible farmers to the Union government,” said the PM.
Tribal communities between Congress and BJP
In his third rally in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, PM Shri Narendra Modi underscored the stark difference in the approach towards tribal communities between the Congress and the BJP. While Congress has historically viewed the tribal community as a mere vote bank, the Double Engine government, led by the BJP, has been actively engaged in transformative initiatives to uplift the lives of tribal communities across the nation.
–This election is to stop the palm of Congress’s corruption and loot from touching Madhya Pradesh’s locker.
–In Betul, PM Modi says Congress has accepted that their fake promises don’t stand a chance in front of Modi guarantees.
–Congress is only concerned about its own family, its own children, whereas BJP cares about your children.
–Congress only offers opposition, disappointment, negativity, fostering appeasement, hooliganism, riots, and corruption.
–Everywhere, there is intense dissatisfaction with Congress and unprecedented trust in the BJP.
–The PM criticizes the self-serving nature of Congress leaders, who prioritize personal interests over the welfare of the people.
Assembly Elections 2023
Voting concludes in Chhattisgarh
and Madhya Pradesh
Voting for 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and 70 out of 90 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh was held on 17 November, 2023.
Chhattisgarh saw the second and last phase of voting on 17 November. A total of 958 candidates are vying for victory in the battle for 70 seats.
Meanwhile, in Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, a total of 2,533 candidates are in the fray with the main battle for power between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress.
As per the Election Commission of India Voter Turnout App, Madhya Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 77.15 per cent. Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh reported 75.88 per cent voter turnout.
Now, the assembly elections in the remaining states like Rajasthan will be held on 25 November and Telangana will be held on 30 November respectively. The counting of votes in all the five states will take place on 03 December, 2023.