Singh asked them to look at the elections as a challenge.

"Everybody should forget the jubilation of winning the Assembly polls and should now take the upcoming Lok Sabha election as a challenge," he said, while addressing the office-bearers in a state-level meeting at the party's state headquarters.

“Preparations for the Lok Sabha elections must begin as very short time is left for it,” he said.

The meeting was attended by all senior state-level party leaders.

The Chief Minister said the party workers should focus on implementation of programmes as per the party central high command's guidelines.

"While we take pledge to work towards making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of the country, we have to reach every region of Chhattisgarh and take the welfare policies of the BJP government to the people of the state," Singh said.

Meanwhile, state BJP president and Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra in his address said that the party faced reverses in tribal stronghold Surguja and Bastar regions during the Assembly polls but despite that the party managed to retain power.

"In the last Lok Sabha polls in 2009, the party won 10 Lok Sabha seats and this time we must win all the 11 seats in the state," Paikra said.


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