Chief Minister Shivraj Singh ChouhanLucknow: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that there was a wave in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, in wake of which “casteist forces” like the Bahujan Samaj party and the Samajwadi Party will be blown away.

Talking to reporters here, he said in the past ten years, the growth rate in MP had touched 20 per cent and it has been the number one producer in agriculture.

Noting how despite the best of natural resources at its command, successive state governments in UP had failed to make it a font ranking state of the country, Chouhan said that in the last ten years, the irrigated land in his state had grown to 40 lakh hectare from a meagre 7.5 lakh hectare.

“There is acute water shortage in MP but a road map was made as a result of which the wheat production touched 70 lakh metric tonnes while in UP despite Ganga, Yamuna and other major rivers, UP has managed a mere 22 lakh metric tonnes,” he said.