Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh dubs charges against son as 'politically motivated'

 Rejecting Congress's allegations against his son and BJP MP Abhishek Singh that he held offshore assets, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday dubbed such charges as "politically motivated".

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016, 15:02 PM IST

Raipur: Rejecting Congress's allegations against his son and BJP MP Abhishek Singh that he held offshore assets, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday dubbed such charges as "politically motivated".

"Four months ago the same allegation was levelled (against Abhishek Singh) and that time also he had refuted it," he told reporters here to a query over allegations of his son holding offshore assets.

 

The Chief Minister was interacting with media persons at Swami Vivekanand Airport here after returning from his week-long China tour.

"Abhishek has rejected the allegation and clarified that neither he has offshore accounts nor any (foreign) investment. These charges are nothing but politically motivated," Singh said.

Last week, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had alleged at a press conference in Delhi that as per an investigation by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) a year ago, Abhishek Singh was holding offshore assets, a charge denied by the Lok Sabha MP from Rajnandgaon.

Meanwhile, terming his China visit as successful, the Chief Minister said his delegation visited different parts of the neighbouring country from April 6-12, during which several MoUs were signed in different sectors which would attract an investment of around Rs 26,000 crore in the state.

Singh also said that on the occasion of Dr B R Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary tomorrow, he will inaugurate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Campaign' from Rajnandgaon and subsequently, a mega 'Gram Suraaj Abhiyan' will also be carried out in the state.

During the 'Gram Suraaj Abhiyan' and the PM's village self governance campaign, focus will be on development while dealing with water scarcity will be another major issue, he said.

"We will take steps for water conservation wherever there is shortage of water and also make necessary arrangements. A working plan will also be drafted in coordination with different departments to avoid scarcity of water in those areas in future," he added.