Digvijay Singh seeks debate on Cong, BJP tenures

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 10:03:39




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Former Chief Minister and Congress Co-ordination Committee President Digvijay Singh said that it is only when election time is approaching that the BJP remembers him and hence he has given open challenge to the BJP to discuss his ten-year stint as CM and the BJP’s 15-year rule in the State. He claimed that scheme for distribution of bonus to tendu leaves collectors was started first by his political guru and former Chief Minister Arjun Singh. He expressed these views while addressing a public meeting at Umaria.

Digvijay Singh claimed that in his ten-year stint, he did not face a single case of corruption but BJP leaders and their family members are facing corruption charges. Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh Rahul said that farmers have been harassed to the maximum during BJP rule. State is on the first position in malnutrition and most of the scams have occurred during tenure of BJP, he added.

Programme Convenor and Maihar Municipality President Dharmesh Ghai said that during Congress rule, the State achieved progress in many fields and BJP government has hampered all developmental works. Rape and exploitation cases are increasing and people are now looking for other option in the next election.

Senior Congress leader Rameshwar Neekhra said that the Co-ordination Committee has been set up to keep all party workers united. The committee members have toured 35 districts and talked to party workers who were asked to talk candidly with the Committee Chairman and members. On the occasion, Congress leaders Mahesh Joshi, Vinay Shankar Dubey, Mazeed Qureshi, Hargovind Johri, Bisahulal Singh, Narbarai, DCC President Azad Bahadur Singh, Prabhat Dwivedi, Yadvendra Pandey and District Panchayat President Narendra Maravi were present.