Loan waiver might have impacted poll outcome: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

BHOPAL: Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has admitted that the issue of loan waiver raised by Congress might be a reason of BJP’s poll defeat. Chouhan, speaking at press conference on Friday, said that BJP’s prospects also got hit as division of votes remained between BJP and Congress and other parties did not get any significant share.

When BJP got 143 seats in 2008, it had 38 per cent vote share whereas the party got 41 per cent vote but it got less seats. Chouhan said the poor of Vindhya region voted for BJP, while the party did not get support in Gwalior from both the communities for some reasons. Citing the welfare schemes launched for the farmers by the government, Chouhan said BJP there was no impact of farmers’ agitation on elections as the party got significant success from Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam. Chouhan said he wished to remain a servant of state people.

He said he would meet Kamal Nath after his oath taking ceremony and request him to continue the public welfare schemes running in the state. Chouhan said he would also speak on bonus on wheat and farmers should not face problems in paddy procurement.

Will have to face consequences if Shakhas are banned

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, responding to a question, said Congress would have to face consequences if it banned the Shakhas of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He said he does not abuse anyone.

Rahul Gandhi should apologise on Rafael

Chouhan said the decision of the Supreme Court in Rafael issue had brought the truth before the nation. He demanded Rahul to tender apology to the nation for defaming it. Chouhan also sought the basis on which Rahul had made allegations. He also claimed that the UPA did not buy planes for seven years just for sake of agents and commission.

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