Rift comes to fore between CM and Sahu on Kalluri matter: Dr Singh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 11:06:32


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Former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh questioned intention of Congress government over electricity tariff and liquor ban

Former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh targeted Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu over appointment of former Bastar Range IG SRP Kalluri as IG of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Economic Offence Wing (EOW). The former Chief Minister alleged that the dual face of Congress government has come to fore after Kalluri was given charge of EOW and ACB.

Addressing mediapersons after Governor Anandiben Patel’s speech in Chhattisgarh Assembly on Monday, Dr Singh said that the Kalluri issue has also brought to fore the apparent rift between Chief Minister Baghel and Home Minister Sahu. How could a government run when there is lack of coordination between its chief and his minister, questioned
Dr Singh.

Terming the Congress government in State as strange, Dr Singh said that the Home Minister had no idea about the appointment of Kalluri. Dr Singh said, “Chief Minister Baghel used to criticise our government while sitting in the Opposition before 2018 Assembly election and had been demanding removal of Kalluri. Now, Baghel has taken a U-Turn on the same.”

It is only the second day of the first session of the Fifth Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly and Congress government is fully exposed as far as lack of coordination between the leaders of the House is concerned, said Singh and added that more such drama can be seen in the coming days.

Dr Singh also described the speech delivered by the Governor, on behalf of the State Government, in the Assembly as visionless. “People of the state were eagerly awaiting the Governor’s speech, hoping for some sops and action plan for future. But no such things had happened,” said Dr Singh. Congress had promised to make the electricity tariff half and impose complete ban on liquor in its manifesto, but there was no indication about the same in the speech, said Dr Singh.

To a query, Dr Singh said, ‘Ab toh main roj bolunga, itna jaldi kya’ (I will now speak everyday so there is no reason of a hurry). The Chief Minister stated this when mediapersons wanted him to reply to some more queries and concluded his address.