CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday promised to Madhya Pradesh a developed state akin to Japan and Israel. He was speaking at a function organised to felicitate him by the Bhopal district BJP on completion of one year in the office.
Chouhan said that for him speedy development of the State was the major goal. He also promised organising more panchayats to know about the problems of tribals, agriculture labourers and youth.
He said the State Government had taken several steps for the welfare of people, including the decision to recruit at least 10 per cent women in Police Department.
Expressing concern over black marketing of kerosene, he said the district collectors would be held responsible for this. He exhorted the party workers to publicise the government achievements and work to strengthen the party.
Chouhan said he always kept in his mind the dignity of the post of Chief Minister. He said he would never cross the line and would not do anything that make the party workers feel letdown.
Commercial Tax and Industries Minister Babulal Gaur underlined the government’s achievement in his one year tenure as the then chief minister and under the chief ministership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Gaur, turning towards Finance Minister Raghavji Bhai, said in a lighter vein that it was his department which gave maximum revenue to the government. Raghavji Bhai delivered speeches on the basis of this achievement, he added.
Gaur said he hoped that the party would face the next Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Raghavji Bhai said Chouhan surpassed his expectations as the chief minister. He had carved a niche for himself with his dedicated work, added Raghavji.
District BJP president Alok Sanjar said the district party workers would reach out to people to apprise them of the State Government’s achievements. For this, the party would launch a campaign for a fortnight from December 6.
Alok Sharma conducted the function proceedings. Those present on the occasion included former district BJP president Surendra Nath Singh, Bhopal Development Authority chairman Dhruv Narayan Singh and Rameshwar Sharma.