"We are lucky that we are being blessed by the best leadership in the country and I assure the central leadership that we would throw Congress out of power at Centre and would also form government under the leadership of Narendra Modi," Chouhan said.
    
Not long ago speculation was rife about Chouhan in the reckoning for BJP's choice for the top job, especially after Advani showered praise on him for doing a commendable job by lifting the state out of poverty.

During his speech, Chouhan accused Congress of "bad governance" and "intimidating" non-Congress governments by misusing CBI. Chouhan accused Congress of arm-twisting adversaries by threatening them with CBI raids.

"If Congress is so fond of conducting raids then it should first carry them out against persons like Robert Vadra (Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law) who turned billionaire overnight," the Chief Minister said.

Taking a dig at Congress-led UPA government, Chouhan said, "As so many scams have come to light under Congress, it is difficult to remember them. I think they can be listed alphabetically."

In his speech later, Narendra Modi praised Chouhan for championing "inclusive growth" in Madhya Pradesh.

(Agencies)

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