“The Prime Minister ought to produce the info that the Congress had offered. The subsequent time the Prime Minister visits Chhattisgarh, you must ask him concerning the caste-based census.Nonetheless, the Prime Minister can not reply it as a result of the distant management is within the arms of Adani,” Rahul Gandhi stated whereas addressing an election rally in Lundra constituency’s Katkalo village, which borders three constituencies – Ambikapur, Lundra, and Sitapur – within the Surguja division. Rahul asserted that the Prime Minister can present thecaste-based census knowledge inside seconds if he needs it.
“After we have been in energy, we had carried out the census, and all of the numbers are with the present authorities,” Rahul stated.
Making a scathing assault on the Prime Minister and the BJP for calling Adivasis ‘Vanvasi,’ Rahul stated, “The BJP calls you Vanvasi, however we name you ‘Adivasi (indigenous folks). Their leaders disrespect Adivasis whereas we embrace them. Jal-Jungle-Jameen is being taken away, and if, based on the BJP, tribals are ‘vanvasi,’ then the place would they go when the forests and land owned by the tribals are taken away? Tribals are the true homeowners of the forests,” Rahul stated.
Rahul stated that the BJP pushes for the schooling of tribal and Dalit kids in Hindi medium as a result of they wish to hinder their progress. If the youngsters of BJP leaders can obtain schooling in English medium, why cannot the youngsters of tribals, Dalits, and backward lessons?
“The Prime Minister used to put on three to 4 units of garments a day and spend crores of rupees on them, however relating to conducting a caste-based census, he says there is just one caste – the poor. There are 90 officers within the central authorities who plan the nation’s finances and make choices, and they’re all secretaries. Out of those 90 officers, solely 5% are OBC officers who’ve participation so far as making determination for the welfare of the nation is worried, and 0.01% participation is of tribals. The participation of tribals is nearly negligible,” he stated.
Deputy Chief Minister and Ambikapur candidate T. S. Singhdeo additionally addressed the general public and appealed to the voters to make sure the victory of all of the Congress candidates within the Surguja area.
In accordance with native leaders, within the 2018 elections, Rahul Gandhi had a public rally at this explicit venue. They stated that round 40-50 villages within the three bordering constituencies was the stronghold of BJP earlier than 2018. Nonetheless, the people-friendly bulletins made by Rahul Gandhi throughout his rally previous to the 2018 meeting elections succeeded in altering the wind in favor of Congress in Surguja, they stated.
Earlier, whereas addressing the general public rally in Jashpur’s Sanna, Rahul stated that there’s a massive conspiracy behind calling Adivasis ‘Vanvasi.’ In actuality, the primary rights to water and forests lie with the tribal communities right here, however the BJP has launched into displacing the tribals by organising industries within the forests.
Rahul stated that the Congress occasion respects the tribals, whereas the BJP is insulting them. He talked about a viral video from Madhya Pradesh that exhibits a tribal youth being urinated on. Rahul Gandhi sarcastically remarked that BJP leaders by no means commit such acts in opposition to ‘janwar’ (animals), however they are often clearly seen disrespecting tribals.
He stated that in Chhattisgarh, the Congress authorities goals to make the tribals happier. Concerning paddy procurement, Rahul stated the occasion has promised an MSP of Rs 3200 per quintal, which is just the start. “We’ll enhance the MSP additional earlier than you ask us for a similar. I assure you, and you’ll write it down; we are going to elevate the MSP on our personal,” he asserted whereas addressing the folks.
They’ve introduced help for paddy costs for farmers, rising it from 2600 rupees to 3200 rupees per quintal. By elevating the value of paddy to 36 rupees, the Congress goals to make farmers even stronger. In distinction, the Bharatiya Janata Celebration is just specializing in the well-being of some industrialists, he stated.