MP: Cong accuses govt of wheat purchase scam
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 17:37
Bhopal: The Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh assembly Ajay Singh on Sunday issued a 'black paper' accusing the state government of corruption to the tune of Rs 500 crore in purchase of wheat.

"The State government has bungled in purchase, storage and even transportation of wheat this time and in this corruption to the tune of Rs 500 crore took place," Singh told reporters while issuing a 'black paper' in the protest.

A minister had openly said that wheat from other states had been purchased even though the price here was much better, Singh said.

The state government did not purchase wheat from local farmers as a result of which the produce was rotting in open due to rains, he said.

The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan dubs himself as a farmer's son but in his regime farmers are the worst-hit, the leader of opposition added.

"This is nothing but a national loss," Singh said demanding an enquiry by a retired judge into the matter.

Informing that his party would resort to other measures of protest if enquiry was not ordered, he said more black papers would be issued as and when other such issues arise.


First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 17:37

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