BJP Govt doing business in Madhya Pradesh: Digvijay
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 22:53
Jabalpur: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today alleged that instead of governing the State, BJP was doing business in Madhya Pradesh.

"BJP is not doing governance, rather it is doing business in Madhya Pradesh," Singh told reporters here before wrapping up his three days visit to Mahakoshal area.

Singh said raids at the officers's places had unearthed millions of rupees amassed by them unlawfully. If raids are conducted at the places of Madhya Pradesh Ministers, billions of rupees will be unearthed, he added.

Singh rubbished Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's claim that the Centre was discriminating against the state and said that Madhya Pradesh was getting five-fold higher funds than what his government got seven years ago.

He said that while the state government claimed of signing Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with industrial houses to the tune of crores of rupees, it was not seen at the ground level.

Singh said that BJP had made an election promise seven years ago to provide uninterrupted power to people in Madhya Pradesh in 100 days, which is yet to happen.

"Now they are promising to provide 24 hours power by 2013," he said.

Singh claimed that the electricity generation capacity of Madhya Pradesh had remained the same in seven years and added that the Plant Load Factor (PLF) of Thermal Power Stations has dipped to 63 per cent from 73 per cent in that period.

He alleged that State Home Minister Umashanker Gupta had convened a meeting of top police officers at RSS office in Ratlam where he had handed over names of 250 people to the police. The police officers were directed to arrest these people on attempt to murder, he further said.

The Congress general secretary said people have rejected the BJP's ideology following which the people in government were feeling dejected and were whipping up communal frenzy. The Raltam incident stands testimony to it, he added.

Communal tension had prevailed in two localities of Ratlam after a religious place was allegedly defiled, prompting the authorities to clamp curfew on September 4.

Asked to comment over Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's remark on 'saffron terror', Singh said that saffron stands for valour and religion, and BJP did not have monopoly over this word.


First Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 22:53

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