Lashing out at the Congress, he held it accountable for poverty, illiteracy, inflation, backwardness and failing to live up to the pledges it made to the people by following votebank politics. “When Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh split, both were under Congress rule. But no growth came to Chhattisgarh in the three years that followed. People of the state chose wisely and rejected Congress,” Modi said.
The high praise for Singh was more than what Modi had extended to any other BJP chief minister. Lately, the equation between Modi and Singh has evolved into a more cordial and supportive one.