Shivraj Singh woos tribal populace with house, power promise
Bhopal: Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday, while addressing a tribal farmer rally in
Alirajpur district, announced that his government would provide affordable
houses to all homeless tribal people in Madhya Pradesh by 2020.
Referring to the Union
Government scheme “housing for all” launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in
January last, Chouhan assured of 24-hour power supply to all tribal shelters
Earlier, the chief
minister laid foundation stone for Rs 582 crore Narmada link irrigation project
in village Jhandana. Chouhan’s meeting was crucial in view of ensuing Lok Sabha
by-poll in Jhabua-Ratlam constituency, of which Alirajpur district is an
important tribal belt.
The Lok Sabha seat got
vacated after the demise of senior BJP leader Dilip Singh Bhuria, who defeated
Congress stalwart Kantilal Bhuria. BJP got hold of this seat after a long time
and now party leaders want to retain this by any means.
Chouhan further assured
that the state government would spend Rs 100-crore on development of Alirajpur
district. He reiterated his commitment for 10 per cent subsidy on loan to