Both the BJP and the Congress stepped up their campaign by sending their star campaigners Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi to the state ahead of the Assembly elections on November 12th and 20th of this month.
Modi accuses Congress of supporting ‘urban Maoists’
The Prime Minister on 9.11.2018, Friday, addressed an election meeting in Jagdalpur and brought the issue of the arrest of Civil rights activists including lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj as the issue of contention and accused the Congress of defending ‘urban Maoists.’ “If the government takes legal action against them, you come out to protect them? And then you come here, and say something wishy-washy against Naxalism to garner votes?”
Rahul Gandhi releases manifesto, promises loan waiver for farmers
At a massive election rally in Rajnandgaon, which is the home constituency of Chief Minister, Raman Singh, the Congress President said that he did not want to make false promises like the BJP. Releasing the Congress manifesto. “Jan Ghoshna Patra,” he also criticised the manifesto promised loan waiver, liquor ban, jobs, universal health care scheme and Rs 1 crore each to panchayats affected by Naxalism.