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Congress hits out at 'corrupt' Chhattisgarh government, says victory in 2018 elections is our right

Raipur: Congress party in-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia on Sunday said that the BJP government in the state was "most corrupt" and his party will contest to win the 2018 assembly elections as "victory in the state is our right".

He also said that the party will keep in mind the youth, dedicated workers and women workers for the party ticket and ban liquor if it comes to power.

"Congress will fight elections in Chhattisgarh not only to win the Bastar region, but will fight to win the entire state in 2018 elections. There are no differences within the party in the state. We will contest election with full strength," Punia told reporters in Raipur.

"Congress party feels victory is their right (in the state) and we will contest the polls in an united manner. If our party comes to power, liquor will be banned in Chhattisgarh," he added.

 Congress hits out at corrupt Chhattisgarh government, says victory in 2018 elections is our right

File image of PL Punia. @plpunia

He also said that due to the pressure from the opposition, the state government was forced to give bonus to the farmers in the state. "Our party got the tribals their rights in MNREGA and education. Chhatissgarh is the most corrupt state in India and people mock it," he added.

On journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh's death, Punia said it was very unfortunate and a serious situation.

"Under the BJP government, no one has the freedom to write or speak anything. Four such incidents have come to fore in Chhattisgarh as well.

"Every time the names of the accused related to such incidents come out in open, they are found to have links with the BJP or the RSS," he added.

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Updated Date: Sep 11, 2017 08:20:16 IST