Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday accused the BJP of polarising the society and dividing people in a bid to remain in power.
The Congress CM, who completed one year in office on Tuesday, said if the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented, as announced by the Narendra Modi government, he will be the first person to not sign the document, and called for opposing ‘black angrez‘, an apparent reference to the BJP.
The proposed NRC is supposed to document bonafide Indian citizens and identify illegal immigrants.
Addressing Congress workers at Rajiv Bhavan, Baghel highlighted the achievements of his government over the last one year and came down heavily on the Centre on several issues, at the party’s state headquarters here.
“Students are being thrashed in various parts of the country, including in the national capital, and an atmosphere of fear is being created. Their ultimate aim is to remain in power by polarising the society,” the chief minister said. Further stating that they (BJP) had done nothing except to provoke, mislead and divide the people.
He said the Modi government has failed on all fronts and whatever step it has taken – be it demonetisation, GST (Goods and Services Tax) or CAA – has proved to be a failure.
He also added that the Centre had robbed pockets of common men by implementing demonetisation and destroyed scores of businesses by bringing in the GST.