As the first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh commenced, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took the opportunity to reiterate the party’s “guarantees” to the people and called for the return of a “trustworthy” government in the state.
Voting began under tight security, with the Congress emphasizing their commitment to the welfare of the people through various initiatives and promises.
Congress’ Guarantees for Chhattisgarh
Rahul Gandhi, in a post on social media, highlighted the assurances made by the Congress party for the betterment of Chhattisgarh. These guarantees include:
- Farmers loan waiver
- Purchase of 20 quintal/acre paddy
- ₹10,000/year to the landless
- ₹3,200 Minimum Support Price (MSP) on paddy
- ₹6,000/sack on tendu leaves
- ₹4,000/year bonus for Tendupatta
- 200 units of free electricity
- ₹500 subsidy on gas cylinder
- Free education from KG to PG
- Free treatment up to ₹10 lakh
- Housing for 17.5 lakh families
- Caste census
Congress’ History of Delivery
Rahul Gandhi reassured the people of Chhattisgarh that the promises made by the Congress party will be fulfilled. He emphasized, “Whatever we promise, we deliver.”
The party’s commitment to delivering on their assurances has been a driving force behind their appeal to voters in the state.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also expressed her confidence in the party’s guarantees for the people of Chhattisgarh.
She stated, “The brothers and sisters of Chhattisgarh have faith in the guarantee of Congress. We have delivered. We have made Chhattisgarh a model of development.”
Priyanka Gandhi’s endorsement further solidifies the party’s commitment to delivering on their promises.
Polling Details for the First Phase
Polling for the first phase in Chhattisgarh commenced with tight security measures in place. The voting process is divided into two time frames.
In the first set of constituencies, polling began at 7 am and ended at 3 pm. The remaining set of constituencies started voting at 8 am and will close at 5 pm.
A total of 20 assembly seats are being contested in the first phase, with 223 candidates, including 25 women, vying for victory. The electoral rolls indicate that 40,78,681 eligible voters have the opportunity to exercise their franchise.
The ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the main contenders for power in Chhattisgarh.
Both parties have been actively campaigning to secure the support of the electorate. However, the Congress party’s commitment to delivering on their guarantees has resonated with many voters.
As voting commenced in Chhattisgarh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi urged the voters to remember Congress’ commitment to providing a trustworthy government in the state.
With their guarantees on various welfare initiatives and development schemes, the Congress party aims to bring about positive change in Chhattisgarh.
The first phase of elections sets the stage for a closely contested battle between the Congress and the BJP as they vie for power in the state.