Narmadapuram (Madhya Pradesh): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has come down heavily on the Congress for Digvijaya Singh’s statement that Kanya Pujan was a ‘Nautanki’ (drama).
Chouhan made the statement in a meeting at Sethani Ghat, Narmadapuram, on Wednesday.
Worshipping girls is part of Indian culture and he does it to honour women, but the Congress should not make mockery of it, Chouhan said.
His government has given 50% reservation to women in urban bodies and launched a scheme like Ladli Behna Yojna which has changed the lifestyle of women in the state, Chouhan said, adding that he has 1.32 crore Ladli Behnas.
During its one and a half years rule, the Congress stopped schemes, like Sambhal Yojna, giving laptops and bicycles to students, he said.
The Congress said the government had no money, but he wanted to know from Kamal Nath the reasons for his becoming the chief minister, Chouhan said.
If the Congress returns to power, it will close all the welfare schemes, the Chief Minister said.
If the BJP forms the next government, each member of a family will get a job, so the party should win the next election for development of Narmadapurapuram, he said.
Shiv Choubey, BJP district president Madhav Das Agarwal, chairperson of Nagar Palika Neetu Mahendra Yadav, Darshan Choudhary of Kisan Sangh and Seema Singh were also present on the occasion.
Before addressing the meeting, Chouhan held a road show seeking votes for BJP candidate Sitasaran Sharma.
Chouhan also garlanded the statues of BR Ambedkar installed outside the BJP office and Deendayal Upadhyay.
The rally that started from the BJP office passed through bus stand, Satrasta, Amar Chowk, Jai Stambh, Chowk, Halwai Chowk, Sarafa Chowk, Jhanda Chowk and reached Sethani Ghat where addressed the meeting.
The rally was welcomed at different places in the city.
At Halwai Chowk, ChhinnaMastak Durga Utsav Samiti under ward number-6 councillor Rajendra Upadhyay welcomed the rally. Some independent councillors took the BJP membership on the occasion.