Congress against Chinese investment in MP
The Chief Minister said that the Home Minister has assured him to look into the matter.
Indore: Dubbing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan`s tour to China as a "pleasure trip",
the Congress on Wednesday warned that it would not allow any Chinese
investor or company to do business in the state as the
neighbouring country was more of a foe than a friend.
"The Chouhan government has lacked in infrastructure, had
flopped investor meets, no industrial policy, and in such a
situation the BJP Chief Minister was making false promises to
the Chinese community," Lok Sabha MP from Devas Sajjan Singh
Verma, alleged, speaking to reporters here.
"China has been constantly intruding into India and
encroaching border land in Arunachal Pradesh. Also, their
products are not only cheap but sub-standard too, and in such
circumstances no one in Madhya Pradesh would accept the
Chinese move," he warned.
Verma said he had serious doubts about Chouhan`s tour to
China along with his cabinet colleagues and IAS officers and
asked the Chief Minister Chouhan to divulge the expenditure
made on the "pleasure trip".
"The state exchequer was misutilised by the BJP Chief
Minister for pleasure trip, and it should be probed by a
competent authority," he demanded.
Chouhan also met Home Minister P Chidambaram and requested
him to expedite process of granting approvals to two important
bills to check corruption and terrorism pending with the
The Bills -- `Madhya Pradesh Vishesh Nyayalaya Vidheyak,
2011` aimed at confiscating properties of corrupt public
servants including bureaucrats and politicians and `The Madhya
Pradesh Terrorist and Disruptive Activities and Control of
Organised Crimes Bill 2010`, having a provision of death
penalty -- were pending with the Home Ministry.
The Chief Minister said that the Home Minister has assured
him to look into the matter.
The meeting was held at North Block here and lasted for
about half an hour.