The BJP on Saturday released its manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto) for Chhattisgarh where elections will be held in two phases on November 12 and 20. The election document was released by party president Amit Shah and chief minister Raman Singh at party office in Raipur. Today is the last day of the poll campaign for the first phase of elections in the BJP-ruled state. All political parties have pushed their top leaders in the campaign to garner support with PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi addressing public meetings at different areas of the state. The ruling BJP has deployed top leaders to retain the power in the state, while Congress is trying hard to wrest power from the ruling party. Yogi Adityanath rakes Ram temple issue and said that the Congress has no idea about the country’s respect and ‘swabhimaan’ (self-respect).
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday released the party’s manifesto for Chhattisgarh which promises farm loan waiver, minimum support price for crops as per the Swaminathan Commission recommendations and ban on liquor sales. Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath have addressed rallies in the state to maximise the support ahead of the first phase polls.