I am fighting a devil in Budhni: Congress' Arun Yadav on Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Locked in a pitched battle against three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress candidate Arun Yadav has said he is fighting a "devil" in Budhni and accused him of cheating people of his constituency and of the entire state by perpetrating "maximum atrocities".
"I call him (Chouhan) a devil. My party pitched me against him and I think it's a privilege for me. People are responding and that is the best part," the 44-year-old Congress leader and son of the state's former deputy chief minister Subhash Yadav said.
Asked further about his description of the chief minister as a "devil", Yadav said he has reasons to say so, according to a PTI report.
"Madhya Pradesh is the only state in India where women are not safe, where the number of suicides of farmers is highest and in Sehore (Budhni district headquarters) it is the highest. During the last 15 years, there has been no employment for the youth. The biggest scam that was ever in MP is Vyapam, while there is illegal sand mining and other corruption," Yadav alleged.