Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has apologised for his conduct of scolding a woman during his ‘Bhent Mulakat’ programme in Surguja division. Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday before
leaving for Surajpur district, Baghel said, “The woman was expressing her grief during the ‘Bhent Mulakat’ programme and she was in distress I regret I should not have scolded her. I apologise for such conduct.”
Asked on Dr Raman Singh’s allegations over the misconduct with the woman, the Chief Minister said that the BJP has no issues and so it is raising baseless allegations. “In his statement, earlier
Dr Raman Singh had used the word ‘manufacturing defect’ for Congress leader Nand Kumar Patel in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. The BJP has no issues so it is only trying to defame the Congress government,” he added. The BJP workers in large number are coming to the Bhent Mulakat programme and they are hailing the schemes and programmes of the Congress government, Baghel said. Replying to another query, Baghel reiterated that the coal policy of the BJP government at the Centre failed and because of it, the trains are being cancelled across the country due to coal crisis. Baghel said that the schemes launched by Congress government are being implemented in good way and always some improvements are requires and its extension. Few officials committed mistakes and they were penalized. Officers and Congress public representatives are doing well, he added.
Asked on Dr Raman Singh’s statement over Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a big face in upcoming Chhattisgarh legislative assembly elections, Baghel said, “Dr Raman said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a big face but Dr Singh himself consider a small face.” Responding to another query on BJP MP Santosh Pandey’s statement that the Congress is remembering Lord Ram, Shankar and Krishna as it is seeing a sure defeat in next assembly elections, Baghel said that the Congress party has never used religion or gods to secure votes, the BJP is using the name of Ram political benefit. There is a tradition to perform pooja archana. Ram is part of our culture and we are developing the Ramvangaman path as part of this rich culture and not for reaping any political benefit as BJP does. They were in power for 15 years but never ever thought of it even. Similarly so Krishna Kunj will be developed to preserve nature, he said.
Baghel held a choupal at Sahanpur village in Lundra block of Surajpur district and heard the grievances of common people. He will visit Sitapur assembly constituency on Wednesday.