Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2023: In a poll rally in Neemuch district, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi referred to Madhya Pradesh as the “corruption capital” of the country, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of widespread corruption. Gandhi’s statement was prompted by a viral video allegedly showing the son of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and a “middleman” discussing large sums of money.
Rahul Gandhi Labels Madhya Pradesh “Corruption Capital” Amidst Allegations Against BJP Leaders
Addressing the crowd, Gandhi stated, “Today, Madhya Pradesh is the capital of corruption. You must have seen the video of BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar ji’s son. They are looting your money. The people of the state are suffering losses due to the loot of BJP leaders.”
Gandhi went on to make promises for a caste census if the Congress comes to power at both the central and state levels. Additionally, he pledged that a Congress-led government would provide LPG cylinders at ₹500, waive farmers’ loans up to ₹2 lakh, ensure a minimum support price (MSP) of ₹2,600 for wheat (increasing to ₹3,000), and offer free electricity up to 100 units.
Highlighting the issue of farmer suicides, Gandhi claimed that 18,000 farmers in the state had taken their lives due to debt. He alleged that when the Congress government in the state began waiving farm loans, the BJP, in collaboration with big industrialists, “stole” the government from the people and regained power.