The BJP Government, ruling MP for the past 15 years, is justifiably proud of its many achievements. The state’s GDP had nosedived by the time it came to power in 2003. Since then GDP has grown at an astounding rate of 10.2 percent.
Agriculture growth rate has gone up from 3 percent to 18 percent, with foodgrain production increasing by whooping 179 percent. So has irrigation. Per capita income has grown from Rs 14,011 to Rs 55,442. Madhya Pradesh has become a revenue surplus state from a revenue deficit state. It has also become a power surplus state.
But has MP really come out of the Bimaru status and joined ranks of the developed states, as BJP’s spin doctors want us to believe? Sadly, facts do not support this claim. Continue reading “‘Hamara Bimaru Madhya Pradesh’”