Bhopal: Amid a Congress walkout in the state
Assembly, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
today dismissed the main opposition`s charge that he was
"fear-stricken and weak CM".
Congress staged a walkout when Chouhan, while replying to
the adjournment motion moved by it, started listing actions
taken by his government against mafia in Indore and Bhopal and
did not disclose the names of those who were allegedly
plotting to remove him from his post.
The main opposition had moved an adjournment motion on
the issue of Chouhan`s reported statement in Shivpuri district
on July 18 that land mafia were collecting funds to remove him
from the Chief Minister`s post.
"No mafia in the state can become too strong to think
removing a Chief Minister from his post," Chouhan said.
"The opposition is raising unnecessary bogeys like
`constitutional crisis in the state` which is totally
hypothetical," Chouhan said.
He also criticised the opposition for not behaving in a
responsible manner when they staged a walkout during his
Earlier, Deputy Leader of the Congress Legislature Party,
Choudhry Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi said that it was a matter of
concern for the people when the Chief Minister himself said
that he was fear-stricken and land-mafia were behind him after
he had launched a drive against them in the state.
"This has resulted into a serious constitutional crisis
in the state," he claimed, demanding Chouhan to disclose names
of such persons in his reply to the adjournment motion.
"It appears that the Chief Minister is afraid of his own
people," he said.
Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh alleged that such
activities gained momentum after encroachment was removed from
Indore`s leading Sayaji Hotel and other places in the
Following this, Chouhan got upset and remarked that mafia
was gunning for him.