Bhopal/Indore/Neemuch, Sep 6 (Language) A day after the attack on BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that the Congress will not succeed in the upcoming assembly elections with such tactics . Will get it.
But the opposition Congress, while rejecting the allegations by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the anger of the people of the Neemuch-Mandsaur area is coming out against the government because of the impractical plan for the Cheetah project.
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra said the police have registered a case against seven people in connection with the attack on the Jan Ashirwad Yatra. He claimed that the attackers belonged to the Congress.
Chouhan told reporters in Indore, “The Congress is shocked to see the public support the BJP is getting during the ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ being taken out ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.”
He said: ‘State Congress president Kamal Nath already talked about stones and this with him raises many doubts.’
The chief minister did not give details about Kamal Nath’s alleged statement about “talking about stones”.
Chauhan said instructions have been given to investigate the stone pelting that took place on Tuesday night at ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ and action will be taken against those behind this incident.
The Chief Minister said, ‘…but I just want to tell the Congress that it will not succeed through such tactics. Whatever they (Congress leaders) do, BJP will win the upcoming assembly elections with an overwhelming majority.
He also said that the politics of the state has always been decent and the Congress should not adopt low-level tactics.
On the ‘Bharat vs India’ dispute regarding the name of the country, Chouhan said that the name of the country is already Bharat and will always be Bharat.
Home Minister Mishra told reporters in Rewa that state Congress president Kamal Nath had said that just like in Manipur, there may be stone pelting in Madhya Pradesh too. He said that apart from this, Congress Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh had given the example of Nuh (Haryana) violence and said it could be repeated in Madhya Pradesh.
Mishra said, “They (Kamal Nath and Digvijay) did the work of provoking in a way.”
He said, “In the Neemuch stone pelting (incident), an FIR has been registered against seven persons including Khema Gurjar who belong to the Congress. ….and these are the persons associated with the Congress. Now that the Congress is going towards despair and hopelessness, it will naturally to resort to such tactics.The people of the state should understand this.
This phase of Jan Ashirwad Yatra was inaugurated by Defense Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh from Neemuch on Monday.
Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh said, “The incident took place around 8 pm on Tuesday evening at Rawali Kudi village in Rampura district, about 75 km from Neemuch district headquarters. A total of 19 people have been named as accused in the incident by the police. So far eight people including Bherulal arrested On the basis of the video unknown persons will be identified and they will also be charged.
He said political slogans will also be investigated after the video surfaced.
Additional Superintendent of Police Singh Sisodia said, “Protests against the Cheetah project are also said to be the reason for the attack on the Yatra.” The forest department is fencing off the forest under the Cheetah project. The villagers’ cattle are not allowed to move. The villagers are furious about this.
State Congress president Kamal Nath wrote on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), “People’s anger is coming out on BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Neemuch-Mandsaur area. This is another example of mistrust of BJP govt. BJP govt is imposing on the people in this area an impractical scheme for the Cheetah project. The land of the farmers and villagers in the area has been badly affected, the grazing land of the animals has been taken away. This area is burning with anger.
He said, “At the same time, Chief Minister Chouhan and the BJP leaders are drunk on power and ignore public sentiments.”
Kamal Nath wrote, “I am with the people of Neemuch-Mandsaur area.” I will not allow this injustice. I demand that the Prime Minister immediately find out about the situation. Provide relief to herders and farmers who are deprived of land due to the impractical Cheetah project. I also promise the people of the area that when the Congress government comes to power, we will take decisions in the interest of the farmers of the area.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was involved in the yatra, claimed that the attackers raised slogans of ‘Jai-Jai Kamal Nath’.
Neemuch district BJP president Pawan Patidar said the villagers’ demands had already been accepted by the government and the attack was carried out with political objectives.
Congress workers, led by former minister Narendra Nahta, protested at the Ramnagar police station against police action against the protesters.
BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit president Sharma said, “Frightened by the huge public support BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra is getting, Congress MLAs have attacked the yatra and vandalized carts and other vehicles.”
Arun Yadav, former president of Congress Madhya Pradesh unit, wrote on Twitter, “The results of the work done by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh ji in the last 18 years have started to come to the fore. Angry farmers opposed Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Gandhi Sagar Forest Sanctuary at Ravaliki village in Manasa ward district Neemuch and have given blessings in accordance with their work.
The BJP has started the Jan Ashirwad Yatra as a PR campaign from five different places in the state to connect with voters ahead of the assembly elections to be held in the state by the end of the year.
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