"Congress has no clear policy on countering Naxalism. It is Chhattisgarh which has shown the way on measures to counter insurgency due to its clear policy," Jaitley said. Attacking the Centre over price rise, he said consistent rise in prices of vegetables and petroleum products had made the poor and the middle classes to stand against Congress.

Referring to Ajit Jogi's tenure as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Jaitely said the state was under a "black rule" before 2003 and since BJP took over the government it started achieving "double digit growth" under the BJP. The Food Security Law of Chhattisgarh was better than the Centre's, as it has wider coverage, volume and the breadth, he claimed.

Exuding confidence of better performance in the Assembly elections in five states including Chhattisgarh, Jaitley said the results would have impact on the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

(Agencies)

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