Team Absolute|Bhopal Every vote to ‘Lotus’ will strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi who paved the path to the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and who also abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Mandsaur on Friday. “If you press the button of ‘Lotus’, then every vote will come to Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Every vote to ‘Lotus’ will strengthen PM Modi who paved the path to the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, who abrogated Article 370,” said Chouhan. “Tiny countries used to scare us during Congress regime, but now when China looked at us, our soldiers pushed them back inside their border – PM Modi has built such an India now,” he added. Chouhan further slammed former CM Kamal Nath, saying that a leader comes up with solutions and not ‘cry’ during difficult times. “Kamal Nath used to cry that he doesn’t have money but mama (Shivraj Singh) says that there’s no lack of money. A leader is a person who comes up with a solution in difficult times, is someone who keeps crying can be called a leader?” said Chouhan. “Developmental works were stopped during Kamal Nath’s tenure,” he added. Chouhan on Friday launched a scathing attack on the previous Congress government in the state saying that under Kamal Nath government, the entire state became a centre of corruption and middlemen. Shivraj alleged Kamal Nath, during his tenure, stopped all the welfare schemes started by him and further said that the former chief minister cheated the farmers on the pretext of loan waivers as they were not fully paid by the previous government. “He made the entire state a centre of corruption and middlemen. Farmers were cheated on the pretext of loan waivers and Rs 6000 crores were not fully paid to them by the previous CM. He stopped all my previous schemes also,” Shivraj said. He also attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who held a farmers’ rally in Punjab against the new agriculture- relate laws brought by the BJP-led government at the Centre. Shivraj said the Congress leader doesn’t know a thing about farming and just roaming around in the tractor, sitting on a sofa. “Rahul Gandhi is roaming around in the tractor, sitting on a sofa. He doesn’t know a thing about farming. Rahul is not even aware whether onions are grown inside the soil or outside,” he said. The BJP leader hit out at the Congress party and said it’s antidevelopment and has a problem when other people work for development. While talking about the development work in Madha Pradesh, the Chief Minister stressed that his government doesn’t have a ‘paucity of funds’ and is constantly undertaking development works in the State. “Where there is a will, there is a way. The development and public welfare works will not be allowed to stop. Today I inaugurated in 12,960 roads and 47 bridges in 33 districts, of a total length of 4,120 kilometres at the cost of Rs 1,359 crore. Our government doesn’t have a paucity of funds and we’re constantly undertaking development works in rural and urban areas,” he said.