On Spending For Development, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Aurangzeb Jibe

Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticised former prime ministers and said they never reacted to the challenges posed by smaller nations while PM Modi has successfully handled them.

On Spending For Development, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Aurangzeb Jibe

Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the remarks at a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district (File)

Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that the state's coffers are not Aurangzeb's treasure that will be emptied if spent on development.

"I'm not Kamal Nath, who won't give a penny for development. I assure you of Anuppur's development. Kamal Nath used to say that Mama had emptied the state's coffers but I said it's not Aurangzeb's treasure which can be emptied," he said while attending a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district.

Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's way of handling the neighbouring countries, he criticised the former prime ministers, saying they never reacted to the challenges posed by smaller nations while PM Modi has successfully handled the neighbours.

Newsbeep

"Earlier tiny nations use to challenge us and former prime ministers never reacted. But today if China dares to set its eyes on our borders, our soldiers break necks of their soldiers and throw them back. Now China doesn't have the courage to show us eyes," he stated.

Anuppur is one of the 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh where by-elections will be held on November 3 and the results will be announced on November 10.