New Delhi: After the formation of the Manifesto Implementation Committee in the Congress-ruled states, the first review meet was held on Thursday for Chhattisgarh in which Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel briefed about the work done by his government. The meeting was chaired by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
The Chief Minister, in the about 45-minute interaction, informed the Committee about the work done in the state in compliance with the manifesto, said sources.
The Congress is developing Chhattisgarh as a model to counter the Gujarat Model.
The Chief Minister said that the government has waived the farm loans in the state, which was their first promise. As per the promise, the Congress-led government is also procuring paddy at Rs 2,500 per quintal, he said.
The Congress set up manifesto implementation committees on January 21 in states ruled by it and leaders have been assigned the duty to monitor the situation.
In this regard, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Kumari Selja will monitor the situation in Punjab, Chhattisgarh Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu in Rajasthan and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Arjun Modwadia will supervise the situation in Madhya Pradesh.
These apart, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Singh Surjewala have been deputed in Chhattisgarh to oversee manifesto implementation and in Puducherry, M. Veerappa Moily and M. Raghavan will oversee the work.