Bhopal: After the Congress released its election manifesto for the upcoming polls in Madhya Pradesh, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday said that Congress only releases manifestos but never fulfills them. Citing late former prime minister Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi’s example, Chouhan said that the earlier party leaders did the same and were unable to fulfill the promise to remove poverty. Also Read - Frustrated Over Not Getting Donations, Karnataka Congress Leader Goes 'Begging' to Build Party Office
He added that very promise was being fulfilled by him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Friday, the war of words between Chouhan and Congress President Rahul Gandhi continued with Chouhan saying that while Rahul might be confused, the public wasn’t and would vote for the BJP. Also Read - President Kovind, Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah Condole Tarun Gogoi's Death | All Reactions
“Wo tae nahi kar pa rahe hain, kya karna hai kya nahi karna. Puri Congress confused hai. Unke neta hi confused hain. Unhone khudh hi keh diya ki ‘main confuse hogaya tha’. Lekin janta mein koi confusion nahi hai, BJP ko jitayenge log (They (the Congress) cannot decide what needs to be done. The entire Congress is confused. Their leader (Rahul Gandhi) is also confused. He himself admitted, ‘I got confused. But the public isn’t confused and will ensure a win for the BJP).” Also Read - Elections Are Not Fought From Five-star Hotels: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Congress' Decimation in Recent Polls
The ‘confused’ jibe came in response to Rahul’s confession that he got confused while claiming that Chouhan’s son had been named in the Panama Papers scandal. He went on to defend himself by adding that since there were scams like Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh, he got confused.
Congress on Wednesday released its fourth list of candidates contesting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018, the voting for which is scheduled to be held on November 28. Further, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh will contest from Waraseoni on a Congress ticket, news agency ANI reported.
It must be noted that the grand old party on November 3 announced the names of 155 candidates contesting in the upcoming polls. The results will be announced on December 11.