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"PM Modi has no knowledge of history" Congress' Bhupesh Baghel criticizes PM Modi on inheritance tax row

Rajnandgaon: Amid the ongoing Second phase of the election Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent inheritance tax remark labelling him as a "liar".
While speaking to ANI Baghel said, "PM Modi is a liar. He has no knowledge of history or the rules. Indira Gandhi donated all her property to the government in 1970. She also donated Anand Bhavan. And even after this, he's still lying. He hasn't done anything in 10 years except spread slogans, and since he can't get votes based on his achievements, all he can do is criticize Congress. What else does he (PM Modi) have besides that?"
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi had seized upon Congress leader Sam Pitroda's remarks on inheritance tax to step up the ruling BJP's attack on the issue of "wealth redistribution".
Baghel is the candidate from Rajnandgaon one of the constituencies that is going to the polls today. The other constituencies that vote today in Chhattisgarh are Mahasamund, and Kanker.
Rajnandgaon is considered a high-profile constituency where there is a contest between Bhagel also known as "Kaka" and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Santosh Pandey.
BJP has fielded Roop Kumari Chaudhary from the Mahasamund seat while the Congress has fielded Tamradhwaj Sahu.
From the Kanker constituency, BJP has chosen Bhojraj Nag while Congress has gone with Biresh Thakur.
Bhupesh Baghel, on Friday visited several polling booths, and expressed optimism about the voter turnout despite the soaring temperatures.
"There are long queues at the polling booth, and so far, 30-35% voting has occurred in Nangao, with even higher turnout in Maulamanpur and other places. So, there's great enthusiasm among the people, along with a lot of heat. Because of this, people have come out early since morning," Baghel said.
Baghel also appealed to the voters to exercise their franchise "Everyone must come out of their homes, reach the polling center, and exercise their right to vote. Vote to save the Constitution and to preserve democracy."
There has been a substantial increase in voter turnout in Chhattisgarh with 35.47 per cent voting percentage as per the Election Commission of India till 11 am.
Voting for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 began at 7:00 am on Friday across 88 Parliamentary Constituencies spread over 12 States and Union Territories.

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