In Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh for the nomination of BJP candidates, Union Minister Amit Shah raked up the issue of how the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes youngsters had to parade nude to protest against the state government.
Amit Shah said, ” In the last 9 years, the Modi govt developed roads, provided gas cylinders, constructed toilets, Eklavya schools and also gave 5kg rice to every person in a household per month for free. What did you do Bhupesh babu? You opened liquor shops, indulged in many scams including Rs 540 crore coal transportation scam, Rs 1300 crore scam in Gothan scheme and Mahadev app scam..Baghel sharm karo, sharm karo…”.
Amit Shah introduced the candidate Maniram Kashyap as one who ”has never lost an election in last 30 years… He is a brilliant kabaddi player, he will also defeat Bhupesh Baghel in the ‘kabaddi’ of the election… PM Modi has given a life of respect for the people of tribals… PM Modi has given security, respect and inclusive development to the tribal people. I want to ask Bhupesh Baghel how much money did they give to the Tribal Ministry when Congress was in power? ST component for Tribal welfare was Rs. 29,000 Crore… PM Modi government increased it to Rs. 1,32,000 Crore… Light, Mobile towers, roads and schools reached the tribal areas…”.