Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Chhattisgarh Congress chief Charandas Mahant on Saturday claimed his party would form the government in the state by winning 54-55 out of the total 90 assembly seats.
In November 01, 2000, the ‘heart of India’ Madhya Pradesh was bifurcated and Chhattisgarh was carved out of it. After the formation of this new state the top brass of Congress preferred Ajit Jogi, then an Arjun Singh protégé. The decision to anoint Jogi as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh triggered a political rivalry within the party which continues till today.
Carrying out its threat to seek action against Charan Das Mahant for allegedly misusing his official position to "spread superstition", JD(U) lodged a complaint with police and demanded registration of a criminal case against him.
While the entire nation remains hooked to Unnao where the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is currently digging an old fort in search of 1,000 tonnes of gold apparently dreamt by a local seer, Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said that he will file a case against Union Minister Charan Das Mahant for spreading “superstition”.