Gadchiroli: Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hit out at Congress party over the issue of Adivasis’ welfare.
“Earlier, tribals were not even given a single penny in lieu of the mineral wealth emanating from their area. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi that his four generations ruled the nation for 70 years, what you did for the Adivasis?” Shah asked while addressing the election rally.
Shah said that the BJP government has given a total of Rs 531 crore for the development of these areas.
Gadchiroli is a Maoist-affected district in eastern Maharashtra, for which Shah said, “Naxals were opposed to development but it was the Modi government which curbed the menace over the last five years.”
The single-phase Assembly poll in Maharashtra is scheduled to be held on October 21. And the results will be announced on October 24.