Amid the first phase of the assembly polls in the state, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday "accepted" Union Home Minister Amit Shah's "challenge" to debate the work done by him in the past five years against that of PM Modi.
What did CM Baghel say?
Taking to the microblogging site X (formerly Twitter), Baghel tweeted a picture of a black sofa, having the names of Amit Shah and Bhupesh Baghel on both sides.
- "You (Amit Shah) have not yet mentioned the stage, date and time (of the debate), but the public has already prepared the stage. Please announce the date and time," the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister's tweeted.
गृहमंत्री श्री अमित शाह जी!— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) November 6, 2023
जिस पंडरिया विधानसभा में आप मुझे काम पर बहस करने की चुनौती देकर गए थे, उसी पंडरिया विधानसभा में जाकर मैंने आपकी चुनौती को स्वीकार किया है।
आपने तो अभी तक मंच, तारीख, समय नहीं बताया है लेकिन जनता ने मंच तैयार कर लिया है।
आप तारीख और समय बता दीजिए.. pic.twitter.com/NfuFT7xufN
This was not the first time
This was not the first time that Amit Shah threw a challenge at Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel. On Sunday, while addressing a campaign rally in Chhattisgarh, Shah challenged Baghel to debate with the BJP over the work done by the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister for five years and that of PM Modi in the past 15 years.
Responding to Amit Shah's challenge, on Sunday, CM Baghel tweeted, "There should be a debate on your scandal of 15 years and our work of 5 years. Chhattisgarhia is not afraid, will wait for your reply."
Chhattisgarh is voting in the first phase of the polls today.
As many as 20 constituencies are voting, including naxal-hit Bastar division.
The second phase of the polls will be held on November 17.