BJP president Rajnath Singh today held Congress responsible for the poverty in the country.
"Congress has ruled the country for over 55 years including the last ten years as the main constituent of United Progressive Alliance government, still India is considered a poor country in the world economic map.
"The main reason for this is the wrong economic policies of Congress," claimed Rajnath, addressing a rally in Gandai in the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
BJP has fielded Chief Minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh from Rajnandgaon.
Citing reports of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Rajnath alleged that UPA government was responsible for scams to the tune of Rs 5.50 lakh crore, and it had "virtually looted the country".
The scams led to inflation, he said.
The development in the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh was remarkable, he said, lauding the state government's food security scheme which he said benefits 90 per cent people of the state.
He also addressed rallies at Chirmiri (Korba) and Pamgarh (Janjgir-Champa).
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