The prime minister claimed that Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh also faced a lot of challenges from the then Congress government at the Centre. "Only a chaiwala (tea-seller) can understand the feeling of what poor people go through, not those running around overseas", Modi said.
Praising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government under Raman Singh in the state, Modi said it had ensured soil health cards for 75 lakh farmers, adding in a sarcastic vein that the Congress had failed to provide health cards to humans.
Congress leader Pawan Khera said Modi can not escape his political and constitutional responsibility and accountability in the "biggest defence scam" of India and that the only way for the truth to prevail is to order a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the "scandal".
He praised the high voter turnout in Bastar in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh polls on November 12 and also in the panchayat election in Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that the people had given a befitting reply to those spreading terror.More news: Koffee with Karan: Sara Reveals Saif & Amrita are Wilder Than Her
The election to the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly is being held in two phases.
Addressing a rally in Ambikapur, Modi had Friday claimed that the Congress was "worried" because he took away all the money its "minions and friends" had stashed under their beds and in sacks in one stroke.
He said the Congress had always delivered on its promises, unlike the BJP.
"They are making false promises of loan waiver to the people of Chhattisgarh".
Modi and Singh did not fulfil their promises like good returns to farmers on their produce and loan waiver, he said. "Chief Minister Raman Singh has done that job", Mr Shah said.More news: Woman Accused in GoFundMe Scam Says Even Her Mom Didn't Believe Her
He added that the previous UPA government had brought in measures like the Tribal Bill, the Right to Food Act, the Right To Information Act, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), the Land Acquisition Bill etc.
He added that if the BJP government under Singh remained in power for another 10-15 years, Chhattisgarh would feature among the top three developed states in the country.
The opposition party also charged Modi with waiving the condition of arbitration between India and France by converting it into an arbitration between the supplier company Dassault and Indian Government, as also changing the venue of arbitration from India to Switzerland.
"Chhattisgarh has turned 18 now".
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The final phase of polling for 72 seats will be held in Chhattisgarh on November 20. The results will be announced on December 11, 2018, along with that of four other states Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram.