MP polls: BJP moves EC against Cong's scam barb

Bhopal: BJP on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against opposition Congress, accusing it of levelling "baseless allegations" against it without evidence.

"I don't know how they (Congress) have come out with a figure of Rs 1.46 lakh crore scam against BJP government in the state....May be they have arrived at the figure by the scams like 1.76 and 1.86 lakh crore (2G and coal scams) and therefore reached at 1.46 lakh crore," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

He was talking to reporters after party leaders submitted a complaint against Congress to State's Chief Electoral Officer Jaideep Govind here.

Party leaders including Bhopal MP Kailash Joshi, state BJP chief Narendra Singh Tomar, national vice president Prabhat Jha and the state election campaign committee chairman, Anil Dave, apart from Chouhan, met the Chief Electoral Officer.

"It appears that as the polls are nearing, Congress, whose defeat is certain, has lost its cool and started levelling baseless allegations against me and my cabinet colleagues," the chief minister said.

Chouhan said BJP has requested the EC to take cognisance of its complaint as allegations levelled by Congress are "misleading".

BJP has sought appropriate action against Congress leaders, he said.

In the ongoing slanging match between Congress and BJP, both trying to outmanoeuvre each other ahead of November 25 Assembly polls, the opposition party yesterday released a "charge sheet" against BJP charging it of indulging in Rs 1.46 lakh crore scam in the state.

Earlier in the day, the Congress complained to President Pranab Mukherjee against BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit for using a photograph showing Army, Navy and Air Force chiefs jointly paying homage to coffins of armymen in an advertisement issued in local dailies on November 9.

First Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 00:31

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Previous Poll Results

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • (230/230) Seats
  • mp
  • Party
  • BJP
  • Congress
  • BSP
  • Others
  • Seats
  • 143
  • 71
  • 7
  • 9

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