Cong leaders making baseless allegations: Chouhan

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday accused the Congress leadership of making `baseless allegations` against the state`s BJP govt.

Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 00:07 AM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday accused the Congress leadership of
making `baseless allegations` against the state`s BJP
government.

"Criticism should be based on facts and figures and not
made just for the sake of politics," Chouhan told reporters at
the party office.

He was responding to allegations made by Congress leaders
on various issues against the BJP government like the
appointment of Lokayukta.

On the statements of Congress general secretary Digvijay
Singh, Chouhan said he just says anything about anyone, due to
which his statements were being taken "lightly" by the people.

Asked about the role of late senior Congress leader
Jamuna Devi in the appointment of Lokayukta in the state and
allegations levelled by Congress on the issue that her consent
for the appointment of Lokayukta was taken when she was
critically ill, Chouhan said she was a seasoned politician, MP
and former Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Whatever is being said about her now is "derogatory" not
to the leader of her stature but also to the constitutional
bodies like Lokayukta, Chouhan said, adding, the Lokayukta was
appointed in the state nearly one year before her death.

Congress has alleged the BJP government had obtained her
consent for the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice,
PP Naolekar, as Lokayukta (in her capacity as the Leader of
the Opposition) when she was hospitalised and even her
signatures on the concerned papers in this regard were "fake".

Chouhan said though the Congress leaders in the state are
criticising the BJP government over alleged lack of
development, as per the central government figures, Madhya
Pradesh is achieving a growth of nine per cent against the
seven per cent target in the five-year plans. It will be more
than 10 per cent by the end of the current plan, he said.

PTI