Addressing a public meeting, on Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party’s track record in 55 years of its rule, as he set a target of winning 65 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.
The Raman Singh government would retain power in Chhattisgarh and the BJP would win 65 of the 90 seats in the state, where the saffron outfit was in power for nearly 15 years, he said, addressing a public rally here.
“Rahul baba, why are you asking for our account of four years? We do not need to give you any account. We will give an account of every minute and every paisa to people when we go to them to ask for votes,” he said.
Earlier,Shah held roadshow at Ambikapur town in Chhattisgarh. This is part of the ‘Vikas Yatra’ campaign being undertaken by Chief Minister Raman Singh ahead of the assembly polls in the state by the end of this year.
Shah was accorded a rousing reception by a large number of party leaders and workers when he commenced the roadshow in the afternoon from Kharsiya Naka area. People gathered in large numbers along the narrow lanes in the heart of Ambikapur city, the headquarters of Surguja district.
Apart from the chief minister, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra and other cabinet ministers also took part in the event. As many as 52 welcome gates were erected on the route.
Shah’s first roadshow in the poll-bound state is being considered significant for the ruling BJP as it has been in power in the state for the last 15 years and could battle anti-incumbency in the assembly polls.
Police personnel maintained tight security along the route with several roads in busy areas of the city barricaded and traffic diverted.
(with agency inputs)