The Congress will conduct a caste census in Madhya Pradesh after winning the assembly polls in the state, said Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday.
Kharge was addressing a public rally in Sagar in Bundelkhand region.
“Some people are trying to change the Constitution. This is not possible because 140 crore people of the country are in support of the protection of the Constitution,” PTI quoted Kharge as saying.
“Modi ji is in power for the last nine years while Chouhan (Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) is ruling the state for the last 18 years. They remembered Ravidas only at the time of the polls,” Kharge said, alleging that the BJP demolished a temple of Sant Ravidas in Delhi.
“But remember…in Delhi in 2019, a temple of Sant Ravidas ji was demolished by using bulldozers. These people do the work of ‘Ram in the mouth, knife in the armpit’,” he said.
The Congress leader announced that the Congress will set up a university in the name of Sant Ravidas in Sagar district if voted to power in Madhya Pradesh.
Responding to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who recently asked Congress to tell people what it had done in its 53-year rule in MP, Kharge listed out several institutions, including Bhilai Steel Plant, IIM and IIT in Indore, AIIMS in Bhopal and Chambal Ghati Project, the news agency reported.
He also reiterated the promises of gas cylinders at Rs 500, Rs 1,500 per month to women, free power for first 100 units free and halving the fare for next 100 units, loan waiver for farmers and a return to Old Pension Scheme,
Assembly polls are expected to be held in the BJP-ruled state at the end of the year.