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My statements leads to Congress’ loss of votes: Digvijaya Singh

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Bhopal | Former Chief Minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has expressed his pain for being sidelined by the Congress party.

According to media agency ANI, Digvijaya Singh is seen interacting with the party workers about his absence from the political rallies of Congress in Madhya Pradesh. He said, “Whoever gets the ticket, even if it’s an enemy, we should make him win. I only have one work; no publicity, no speeches. Congress loses votes with my speeches, which is why I don’t attend rallies.”

The former Chief Minister also responded to the allegations by BSP supremo Mayawati where she termed Digvijaya Singh responsible for the failure of forming an alliance with Congress in Madhya Pradesh. He said,” Mayawati was under pressure from the Centre not to join hands with the Congress in the forthcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.”

Commenting on the statement by Digvijaya Singh, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticised the Congress party for disrespecting its leaders. Chouhan said, “At least the Congress party should respect its senior leaders. I never thought Congress would turn things sour for its own leaders.”

 

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Youth suicidal rate in Madhya Pradesh has increased to 2000 percent, alleges Rahul Gandhi

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Bhopal | Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the suicide rate among youth has increased to 2000 percent in the tenure of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Addressing a rally in poll bound Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni, Rahul Gandhi attacked the Shivraj Singh Chouhan led BJP for the unemployment in the state. He said, About 4000 post teachers post are empty in Madhya Pradesh, for every 18,000 students there is 1 teacher. The suicide rate among student have increased to 2000 percent in Madhya Pradesh.” He further added that the main demand of Madhya Pradesh’s youth is employment. For the last 15 years, BJP govt has not provided any employment to the youth.

Raising the issue of Adivasis, Rahul Gandhi said,” The most important things for  Adivasi’s is ‘Jal Jamin and Jungle’ (Water, Land and Jungle). The Congress president asked,Who should be benefits of these resources, the Millionaires or the Adivasi and poor. The Congress president also questioned, “If PM Modi can waive off loans worth ₹3,50,000Cr of India’s richest then why can he not waive off loans of farmers? “Congress will waive off farm loans within 10 days of forming the government in Madhya Pradesh,” he promised.

Cornering the Union government on the increasing fuel price, Gandhi said,”Global fuel prices are decreasing but in India fuel prices have doubled. All the burden is borne by the common people to benefit a handful of rich industrialists.” He further claimed,”During UPA era the price of Gas Cylinders war 400 rupees while in the current NDA  government it has increased to 1100 rupees.”

Assembly elections will be conducted in Madhya Pradesh on 28 November while the results will be declared on December 11 along with Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram.

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Central government employees already banned from attending RSS shakhas: Digvijaya Singh

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Bhopal | Amid the row over the Congress’s election promise to ban government servants from attending RSS shakhas in Madhya Pradesh, the party’s senior leader Digvijay Singh said Tuesday that such a prohibition already exists for Central government employees.

The opposition party’s manifesto for November 28 Assembly polls in the state vows to ban shakhas of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on government premises and stop government employees from attending RSS shakhas. “Ninety-five percent of the promises made by the Congress, about farmers, women, youth, poor, tribals, Dalits, etc., are being ignored, and an issue which is already in practise under the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is being discussed,” Singh told reporters here.

“There is an order, still in force, which says no Central government employee and official can attend RSS shakhas. Holding shakhas in government buildings or premises is also not allowed,” he said. Such orders are in force in many states too, he claimed.

“In Madhya Pradesh too this rule existed under the Jan Sangh and BJP governments under (then chief ministers) Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha, Kailash Joshi, Sundarlal Patwa, Uma Bharti and Babulal Gaur. We have only pledged to continue it. RSS was once banned by (country’s first home minister) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel following Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination,” he said. Asked about Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s statement that no one can ban RSS shakhas, Digvijay quipped, “Shivraj-ji should ask (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to allow shakhas in Central government buildings.”

Speaking at Khargone Monday evening, Chouhan had said, “RSS is an organisation of patriots and every nationalist and every government staff member can attend its shakhas.” The Congress manifesto, released Saturday, says under the head `Administrative Reforms’: “Holding of RSS shakhas on government premises would be banned and the order regarding the relaxation given to public servants to attend those will be revoked.”

The Congress government had banned RSS activities on government premises in Madhya Pradesh in 1981. The ban was revived in 2000 by then chief minister Digvijay Singh, and it continued under BJP chief ministers Uma Bharti and Babulal Gaur, before chief minister Chouhan lifted it in 2006.

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Congress releases manifesto for Madhya Pradesh polls; promise ‘gaushalas’ in every gram panchayat

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Bhopal | The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Saturday released its party manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state promising reduced electricity bills to farmers along with building  ‘gaushalas in every district of the state.

Titled as ‘Vachan Patra’, the Congress manifesto is divided into 50 subcategories and 973 points promising Rs 10,000 as unemployment allowance for one young member per family for a period of three years and Rs 51,000 at the time of a girl’s marriage. The party has added a provision for an amount of Rs 2.50 lakh for the construction of houses of landless people on a plot of 450 sq feet has in its manifesto. However the key highlights of the manifesto is the promise of waive off farm loans at nationalised as well as state government cooperative banks along with reducing electricity bills of farmers by percent.

Addressing media during the release of party manifesto, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath said,””We will reduce the electricity bill of farmers by 50 per cent, reduce diesel and petrol prices and open ‘gaushalas’ in every gram panchayat among other things mentioned in our election manifesto.”


Taking a jibe at CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia said,” This is a vachan patra and not a ghoshna patra, because we all have been hearing ghoshnas for the last 15 years.”  Along with Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, former CM Digvijaya Singh,  former Union minister Suresh Pachauri, leader of opposition Ajay Singh and former PCC president Arun Yadav were also present at the event.

Assembly election will be conducted in Madhya Pradesh on 28 November while the result will be declared on December 11 along with Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram.

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