Bhopal: Against the backdrop of a court
giving `clean chit` to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan in the `dumper` scam following a Lokayukta
report, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said
his party had lost faith in the state Lokayukta, PP Naolekar.
Referring to a closure report filed by the Special
Police Establishment, which works under the Lokayukta, last
December absolving the CM of the charge of misusing his
official position, Singh said,"there was enough evidence
against Chouhan in the case but still the Lokayukta had
decided to close it".
A court had given a clean chit to Chouhan in the
`dumper` scam in which he was accused of misusing his official
position to rent out dumper trucks to an industrial house as a
quid pro quo for allotting a mining lease.
Singh said Congress would challenge the closure report
of Lokayukta in the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
The `dumper scam`, as the Opposition called it, had
troubled Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh, in whose name the
dumpers were purchased, with him maintaining that no
irregularities were committed. The case had been registered
against Chouhan and his wife in November 2007.
Referring to the recent victory of Congress in Harda
municipal corporation election, Singh said the "countdown" for
BJP has begun in the state.
Taking a dig at Team Anna, the former chief minister
said, "when political parties talk of widening their base they
are said to be indulging in politics of vote bank, but when
Anna Hazare does the same for his team not a single word is
Singh also appealed Hazare to clear his stand on the
reported statement of MNS chief Raj Thackeray that north
Indians should quit Mumbai.