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PM Modi addresses rally in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh

PM Shri Narendra Modi addressed a massive public rally in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on September 14, 2023. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation several rail sector projects worth around Rs 6,350 crore in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on 14 September. He also laid the foundation stone of 50 bedded ‘critical care blocks’ in 9 districts of Chattisgarh and distributed 1 lakh sickle cell counseling cards to the screened population. The railway projects include Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, 3rd rail line between Champa to Jamga, 3rd rail line between Pendra Road to Anuppur and MGR (Merry-Go-Round) system connecting Talaipalli Coal Mine to NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station (STPS).
Speaking to the people Shri Modi said the Congress Government in the state has not promoted the state’s welfare and has only focused on ‘political gimmickry’ making it extremely unfortunate for the people of the state.

Corruption and scandals

“Basic Housing for All is our vision but the Congress Government in Chhattisgarh is not allowing the people of the state to enjoy the various benefits of the schemes, depriving people of their basic necessities. The Congress Government is only interested in filling its own coffers, preventing Garib Kalyan and over the years the levels of corruption of the Congress Government have known no limits,” PM Shri Modi said.

The Chhattisgarh Government is based on a plank of false promises and they have only indulged in corruption and scandals. On one hand, when they promised of making Chhattisgarh a liquor-free state and on the other hand they have committed the liquor scam, said the PM. The ‘District Mineral Foundation’ that was launched for tribal welfare has been used by the Congress Party as an ATM to siphon off funds, the PM added.

On Poverty

The PM said, “The Congress Party is replete of fake guarantees as even 50 years back they had the Mantra of ‘Garibi Hatao’ and even today, they contest elections on the same fake guarantee.”

“Through our policy initiatives to empower the poor and the downtrodden, we have enabled effective and good governance leading to the lifting of 13 crore people out of poverty in 5 years,” he said.

Tribal empowerment

PM Shri Narendra Modi said that all our policies have always been directed towards the development of the tribals. The Van Dhan Kendras has been a positive reinforcement with this regard that is enabling the economic empowerment of our tribal people.

Divisive politics of I.N.D.I. Alliance

Coming down heavily on the Opposition’s alliance, PM Shri Modi said, “The egoistic I.N.D.I. Alliance, indulging in divisive politics intends to eradicate Sanatan Dharma”.

The same Sanatan Dharma, that Lord Ram represents and the people of Chhattisgarh represent. “The pure frustration of the I.N.D.I. Alliance of not being to govern at the Centre has today made them desperate to attack India’s foundational values of Sanatan Dharma”. Further, the PM said, “It is the Sanatan Dharma and its influence that has created legendary and heroic figures showcasing the pride of both Chhattisgarh and India”.

PM Shri Modi stated, “Today, India is a land of unparalleled and unprecedented opportunities, which even the global powers have acknowledged”. He said that if Chhattisgarh has to be a part of this journey, then it has to shed the corrupt allegiance of the Congress Party and must embody the spirit of ‘Viksit Bharat and Viksit Chhattisgarh’.