During a rally in Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and the Congress government in the state. He accused them of being involved in corruption related to an online betting platform called the Mahadev app, where Baghel allegedly received kickbacks of Rs 508 crore. Baghel, in response, accused the BJP of using central agencies for political gain.
Chhattisgarh is set to hold assembly elections in two phases later this month, with the Congress focusing on its government’s welfare programs and the BJP highlighting corruption allegations against the Congress.
Modi alleged that the Congress government was planning to falsely implicate BJP members in corruption cases. He stated that those responsible for corruption in Chhattisgarh would be held accountable when the BJP comes to power, listing various alleged scams such as those related to liquor, coal, public distribution, and more.
In essence, Modi accused the Congress government of corruption and using central agencies for political purposes, while Baghel denied the allegations and claimed the BJP was planning to frame its members. The upcoming elections will determine the political direction of Chhattisgarh.