Congress lawmaker Shobha Oza today stated that Congress will hold statewide protest against central government on 4th November for its alleged step-motherly treatment of the state with regards to providing relief to flood affected people in Madhya Pradesh.
"There will be a statewide demonstration against the centre for its step-motherly treatment of Madhya Pradesh. 284 blocks of 39 out of the 52 districts in the state were affected by excessive rainfall and floods that came recently. The maximum damages were incurred by the state's farmers. Crops worth Rs 16,270 crore were damaged in the state. The state government demanded Rs 6,621 crore for relief works. But the centre is yet to act on that demand," Oza told reporters at a press conference here.
"The BJP is a liar party. Bihar and Karnataka also faced floods. They were granted the relief amount immediately. But in Madhya Pradesh, the centre is yet to grant relief. There are 28 parliamentarians, 5 central ministers and 108 MLAs of BJP in Madhya Pradesh. They should act to get the relief amount from the centre rather than engaging in theatrics," she added.
Talking on the termination of BJP legislator Prahlad Lodhi as he got sentenced for two years, Shobha Oza stated: "Congress will win in the by-polls to the Pawai seat as well like it did in Jhabua."
Oza stated that BJP has been turned down by the people of Maharashtra but withheld from commenting on the chances of a Congress-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra, stating that it is within the right of interim President Sonia Gandhi to decide.