Bhopal: Defending the decision of his party
MLAs to boycott the four-day special session of Madhya Pradesh
Assembly, state Congress President Suresh Pachouri today
termed the entire exercise as "unconstitutional" and "pure
"Instead of addressing issues of corruption, malnutrition
unemployment and power crisis plaguing Madhya Pradesh, the
government is holding a special session of the Assembly to
discuss how to turn the state into a `Golden State`. This is
pure hypocrisy," Pachouri told reporters here.
The convening of special session of the Assembly, which
began today, was "unconstitutional" and it was underway
without the consent of the Opposition, he alleged.
"They want to sing praises of the state government in the
special session. Instead of getting tough on corruption, the
government is trying to divert the people`s attention by
holding it," the Congress leader said.
He claimed that a huge amount of central funds given to
Madhya Pradesh for development activities had lapsed last
Pachouri also demanded resignation of Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan and some of his cabinet colleagues
facing probe by the Lokayukta over corruption issues.
He also criticised Chouhan`s letter to Congress President
Sonia Gandhi requesting her to direct her party MLAs to attend
the Assembly meeting, saying it was not right on the part of
the Chief Minister to do so.