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'I am Free Now': Shivraj Resigns, Reminds Rahul of Congress' Farm Loan Waiver Promises

Shivraj Singh Chouhan who tendered his resignation to the Governor early in the day reminded the Congress of its Vachan Patra ‘hoping that the party honours it’.

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Updated:December 12, 2018, 11:07 PM IST
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'I am Free Now': Shivraj Resigns, Reminds Rahul of Congress' Farm Loan Waiver Promises
Outgoing Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses press conference before submitting his resignation on Wednesday.
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Bhopal: As the election results brought the curtain down on his 13-year tenure, Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigned as the Madhya Pradesh chief minster on Wednesday, saying he takes full responsibility for BJP’s ouster from power in the heartland state.

“If we failed to compile the necessary numbers despite all the hard work, the Centre and state government’s various welfare schemes, I deem myself responsible,” claimed Chouhan while addressing the media at the BJP office on Wednesday.

Chouhan who tendered his resignation to the Governor early in the day reminded the Congress of its Vachan Patra ‘hoping that the party honours it’.

“Rahul Gandhi ji has said he would replace the CM if he fails to waive off farm loans,” said Chouhan.

From now onwards, I would be taking up the responsibility of a chowkidar in Madhya Pradesh, he added.

When asked about any possible venture in New Delhi, Chouhan said his “heart and soul resides in MP”.

Further, he urged the next government to ensure that the public welfare schemes like bonus to farmers, Sambal yojana and others are continued. “It’s the beauty of democracy that people come and leave but the policies stay,” he said.

Refuting allegations that schemes like Sambal Yojana were aimed only to gain votes, Chouhan claimed that he wanted to ensure that the deprived sections get their due rights on natural resources.

Talking about the election debacle, he said that “perhaps the BJP failed to convey the right message to the public before the opposition managed to create an atmosphere of confusion.”

Besides, responding to his Maai Ka Laal remark, he said, ‘we all are Maai Ka Laal. (We all are sons of our mothers).

Before concluding the communique, Shivraj Singh Chouhan mentioned that the foundation of the BJP rule in MP was laid by Uma Bharti.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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