Bhupesh Baghel, CM of Chhattisgarh. File Pic
The BJP on Tuesday released a 104-page charge-sheet against the Congress government in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, alleging large-scale corruption, nepotism and scams under the Bhupesh Baghel dispensation.
The Congress government failed to fulfil a total 316 promises the party and its former president Rahul Gandhi made on various occasions including during the last assembly polls, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra alleged while releasing the chargesheet at a press conference at the party headquarters here.
Raising the issue of law and order in the state, Patra alleged mafia and criminals have been given a free hand in the state. "The Congress government has ignored more than 5,900 rape cases. This is the real face of the Congress in Chhattisgarh," he charged.
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On the issue of corruption and the Congress' performance, Patra claimed Gandhi had promised "100 per cent ban'" on the sale of liquor in Chhattisgarh but the state witnessed a "liquor scam" worth over Rs 2,000 crore under the Baghel government.
"The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leader Sanjay Singh had demanded that Bhupesh Baghel be arrested in connection with the scam," the BJP spokesperson said. "Just think, the biggest mafia says they (Chharttisgarh government) have gone against them," he said, taking a swipe at the AAP in an apparent reference to alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.
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