Modi asks MP voters for direct help in letter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought the “direct help” of the individuals of Madhya Pradesh within the upcoming meeting elections and hailed the hassle by the state authorities and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in growing the heartland state over the past 20 years.

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In an open letter, the prime minister stated the double-engine authorities within the state — a reference to the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) being in energy each on the Centre and within the state — had made Madhya Pradesh one of many prime economies within the nation, and accused the Congress of neglecting the state.

To make sure, the BJP has not but named a chief ministerial candidate for the meeting polls, and has gone into a number of elections prior to now asking for votes in Modi’s title

“I’ve all the time had a particular bond with Madhya Pradesh, due to which you gave me large affection in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls and helped BJP get unprecedented victory. I firmly imagine that you’ll prolong direct help to me within the state meeting elections too in the identical method and as soon as once more a double engine authorities shall be fashioned together with your unwavering belief within the BJP,” the PM wrote within the letter.

The BJP gained 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats within the 2014 basic elections and 28 in 2019. The occasion, which has dominated the state for 18 of the final 20 years, is hoping to retain its authorities and stave off a problem from the Congress. The state, with 230 seats, goes to the polls in a single section on November 17. The outcomes shall be declared on December 3.

The Congress known as Modi’s letter a “violation of the mannequin code of conduct”.

The letter — which Modi additionally posted on X — was learn out by state unit president VD Sharma on the state BJP workplace in Bhopal.

Within the one-page letter written in Hindi, the PM stated Madhya Pradesh had change into a powerful, affluent and self-reliant state, shedding its erstwhile tag of Bimaru (a reference to the developmentally backward states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh).

“Who can neglect Madhya Pradesh previous to 2003 when fundamental amenities like energy, water and roads had been missing? The belief you could have proven in us prior to now 20 years has resulted in Madhya Pradesh being included in 10 prime economies of the nation,” he stated, referring to the earlier Congress administrations.

“I really feel pleasure in seeing building of greater than 5 lakh km roads, financial progress fee of greater than 16%, faucet water to greater than 65 lakh homes and energy era of 28,000 MW, a results of relentless onerous work of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP authorities,” he wrote

The PM stated the Madhya Pradesh’s improvement was a mannequin of welfare for the poor, girls and holistic promotion for all the nation. Because of this improvement push, the PM stated the state pulled 13.6 million individuals out of poverty.

“We now have labored relentlessly for beloved sisters and beloved Laxmis with the sensation of dedication to welfare for ladies. Right now, farmers, Dalits, tribals and youths have higher lives as a consequence of varied welfare schemes and a greater future is them”, he stated.

The PM stated the BJP authorities within the state confronted many difficulties in public welfare and improvement as a result of step motherly therapy of the Congress-led central authorities earlier than 2014.

“Right now, all the nation is a witness that Madhya Pradesh has developed new capabilities and we collectively have given a greater future to Madhya Pradesh whereas taking good care of our superb previous. This can be a results of your and double engine authorities’s relentless efforts that Madhya Pradesh is transferring ahead quickly to be part of three prime economies within the nation”, added the PM.

State Congress spokesperson JP Dhanopia stated, “Prime Minister’s letter is a violation of elections’ mannequin code of conduct. He could make an attraction to individuals to vote for his occasion solely when he involves Madhya Pradesh as a star campaigner of the BJP. We’ll look into the authorized facet associated to the letter and lodge a grievance to the ECI if it’s required.”

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