PUNE: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday accused the BJP of dividing the individuals of the nation on spiritual strains just like the British rulers.

He additionally slammed the BJP-led central authorities for “ignoring” Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s warnings on the coronavirus pandemic and mentioned that had it acted on his strategies, the lives of many individuals might have been saved.

“Congress has all the time fought for individuals’s points. In contrast to this (BJP-led) authorities, Congress gave many rights to individuals. It gave freedom, Structure, Panchayat Raj, Proper To Data and in addition gave rights to farmers, labourers…The get together additionally offered 30 per cent reservation to girls. But, they preserve asking what did the Congress do within the final 70 years,” he mentioned whereas addressing the get together staff at Congress Bhavan right here.

“I request you to not inform them what the Congress has constructed through the years, in any other case the Modi authorities will promote these issues off,” he instructed them.

With out naming the BJP, Baghel mentioned, “They’re enjoying divide and rule ways just like the British rulers. They’re encouraging Hindus and Muslims to struggle amongst themselves. First we fought the Britishers and now we have now to struggle in opposition to the thieves.”

Over the coronavirus scenario, he mentioned that when the pandemic broke out, Rahul Gandhi had given warnings to the Centre and requested it to take obligatory steps.

“However the BJP authorities turned a blind eye in the direction of his strategies and the nation is paying for it. Lack of lives and different losses might have been averted had the federal government listened to him,” the Congress chief mentioned.

The Chhattisgarh CM requested the Congress staff to know the historical past of the get together.

“The Congress get together has a historical past. Know its historical past in order that no different get together can current it in a distorted method and as a celebration employee you can provide solutions to them,” he instructed them.

Baghel additionally requested the get together staff to focus on the problems confronted by the individuals, together with the value rise, and in addition improve the get together base by roping in new members.

Throughout one of many occasions within the metropolis, Baghel was given ‘Mahatma Phule Samata Puraskar’.

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