Every wrong step by State Govt will be strongly opposed: Dr Raman Singh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2019 11:05:29


Staff Reporter,


Participating in the debate on Thanksgiving Proposal on Governor Anandiben Patel’s address, former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said when he also removed dusts from some papers, he got a letter written by the then CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel and the then Congress Legislative Party Leader T S Singhdeo, who had wrote to the Prime Minister demanding action against two IAS officers indulged in Civil Supplies Scam, now after coming to power, they have constituted SIT on the application of one of these officers.

Dr Singh, such actions will become precedence in future. Ironically, EoW is urging the court to suspend proceedings on Civil Supplies Scam. The basis of 113 pages dairy on which the SIT has been constituted, are already under investigation with Lokayukta.

Coming down heavily on the Congress led State Government over their work culture since last 21 days after they took the reins of State Government, former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said by violating the directives of Supreme Court of India, the government appointed a new Director General of Police. Dr Singh while reading the four reasons by which a DGP can be removed, stated that they appointed an In-charge DGP, even which is not in the rules. He termed the change of DGP as a political action taken with an intention. He said the people of Chhattisgarh are simple people and there is no place for manipulation politics here.

The former Chief Minister said that his government had worked for the upliftment of people of Chhattisgarh and every step which his government had taken was for the development of Chhattisgarh. Dr Singh said the Congress government is free to carry out all investigations of its wildest of choices, we along with the politics of opposition will face it strongly. He said his government had worked for the development of State and every wrong step by the Congress government will be strongly opposed.

Talking on Left Wing Extremism, Dr Singh said that Chhattisgarh is fighting the biggest fight of democracy and if the incumbent government carries out any change in the LWE policy, the state will have to face this problem for another 50 years. He said the Naxal policy should be derived carefully and correctly. His government had pushed the Maoists back and a proper work plan needs to be derived and worked on. During his government both President and Prime Minister had visited LWE zone, but until there is peace, the development couldn’t be achieved. Taking serious cognizance on this issue and strong steps needs to be taken.

Talking on liquor ban, Dr Singh said his government had initiated phase-wise steps slowly, but gradually proceeding towards liquor ban. He said the Congress has been given huge mandate by the women on the issue of liquor ban as they had promised in their manifesto, hence the state government should take strong steps in this direction. If the incumbent were intended to work on our policy then why they have promised complete liquor ban. They should fulfill their promises as they are doing in other cases. At least they should state that the state government has taken a policy decision and proceeding towards complete liquor ban.

Neither the farmers are seeing loan waiver nor they are seeing bonus against paddy procurement coming their way. The former Chief Minister further alleged that the state government today has stopped all ongoing construction works. Works which were half-way through are also being stopped. At least the state government should have carried out the works which are ongoing. He said all funds allocated for these infrastructure development works have been withdrawn and shifted.

The state had started to take a shape of a developed stated but it seems the incumbent government wants to push it back to pre-2003 times. Dr Singh said his government had floated construction of rail tracks, roads on PPP model which were being praised and followed by other states as well. If the intention of the incumbent government is any indications, all these ongoing construction works seems to be on peril. It is necessary to carry out further work on these initiatives as they are for the benefit State.