Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Friday charged the State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was misusing his office to help relatives and associates.
Addressing a press conference here, the State Congress Media Department Chairman, Manak Agarwal said that the various cases relating to illegal mining and sale of land which have come to surface indicate that Chouhan was helping his relatives and those close to him by misusing his office.
Manak said that the most recent example of this was the manner in which land from farmers was purchased in Bhopal district for Rs six crore and after changing the land use it was sold for Rs 45 crore by the Chief Minister`s relatives and
He said that a firm belonging to Sanjay Massani, brother of Chouhan`s wife Sadhana, had been registered as an `A`class contractor in violation of rules.
Manak also demanded an inquiry to find out how Sanjay had purchased land at Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra to build a five star hotel.
Meanwhile, State BJP media in-charge, Hitesh Vajpayee said that there was no truth in the allegations made by Manak Agrawal.
The media in-charge said that the Congress was worried about the popularity of the BJP and hence it was making such baseless allegations.