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Congress will gherao Chhattisgarh assembly on Monday

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh Congress would 'gherao' the state assembly on Monday to protest against the Raman Singh led BJP government's failure in fulfilling its promises of higher MSP for paddy and job creation under MNREGA.

The gheroa, would be also mark the culmination of the Kisan Mazdoor Nyay Yatra', which was started by the party from Baloda Bazar on March 11. The Congress is also demanding a CBI probe into the recent civil supply scam in the state.

According to Congress spokesperson their main demands include Rs 2100 support price for paddy besides Rs 300 bonus on it, CBI probe into the civil supply scam and more job creations under MNREGA. State Congress President, Bhupesh Baghel, said the BJP government had made all these promises to the people before election but had failed to fulfil them after coming to power.

Accusing the government of "cheating" the people, Baghel said anger is brewing among farmers and the common man due to BJP's "deceit". He said instead of paying higher MSPs and creating more jobs, the government had altered its procurement policy and closed down works under MNREGA causing immense hardships to farmers and labourers.

Alleging that corruption is rampant in the state, Baghel said the recent scam in the food department had exposed the BJP's false claims of providing a clean administration. He said only a CBI inquiry could reveal the truth and expose the real culprits of the scam.