MP Special Court Bill: Chouhan cancels `maun vrat`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:13

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
has decided to not undertake `maun vrat` for the Madhya
Pradesh Special Courts Bill after the Home Ministry forwarded
the legislation to President Pratibha Patil for her assent.

Now that the Bill has been forwarded by Home Minister P
Chidambaram to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Chauhan has decided to
cancel his `maun vrat`, sources close to the CM said today.

Chouhan has been raising the issue of MP Special Court
Bill pending for approval with the Centre for long.

The chief minister had met President Pratibha Patil,
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram
a number of times to give assent to the bill, they said.
However, main Opposition Congress which also announced to
undertake a vow of silence to highlight the people`s problems
and government`s failure will go ahead with its proposed plan
on February 2.

The Bill is aimed at speedy trial of corruption cases
(maximum one year) and seizure of properties earned through
unfair means for public use.

Chouhan had said when the Centre gave its assent to a
similar bill of Bihar, then why it was not giving permission
for the same to Madhya Pradesh.
After his last meeting with Central ministers, Chouhan
had announced that he may observe a silent protest on delay in
the matter.


First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:13

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