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Cong itself is working against Prez's son: BJP

October 05, 2009 08:45 IST

The Congress is acting against its own candidate in Amravati and President's son Rajendra Shekhawat, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Gopinath Munde said on Monday.

"Former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is the power behind the rebel candidate, Sunil Deshmukh. As compared with them, rebellion is much less in our party," Munde told at a press conference.

Munde was in Amravati for the campaigning of the BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Pradip Shingore for the October 13 Assembly election.

Admitting that there are some problems at few places in the district, Munde said that even after that all activists of BJP are working for alliance candidates. All talks about one group of BJP working for Shekhawat are nothing, but rumours and MLC Jagdish Gupta is also working with full strength for the victory of BJP candidate, he clarified.

He also added that the situation is in favour of the BJP-SS. In the last elections, difference between seats of both alliances
was not much. In these elections, NCP and Cong candidates are contesting elections against each other on 122 seats.

In addition to this, RDLF will clinch some share of votes which will be a loss to NCP-Congress and benefit for us, he told.

Criticising the NCP-Cong government, Munde said that it could not solve the problem of load-shedding in the last 10 years and even could not start a new project.

"They are blaming us for closing Enron and making loss to Maharashtra, but scarcity of power is the sin of this government," he said.

"Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is also Civil Supplies Minister and is in the group of ministers for controlling inflation. They exported 21 lakh metric ton sugar as well as 11 lakh metric ton rice and imported bad quality rice for Indian population. That rice was later discarded by state government itself from fair price shops. Prices of commodities have increased due to this government which is cheating people. There is corruption of Rs 2,500 crores done
in this entire case," Munde said.

He claimed that BJP-Sena will solve power crisis within two years if voted to power.

"State electricity companies can produce 2000 MW electricity. Private companies and Government will invest 25 per cent amount in projects while 50 per cent amount will be accumulated from loans. Second thing, power will be generated by private sector and third thing, permissions for captive generations will be given to companies. These companies will generate power for their use and will give same amount of power to government, Munde said.

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