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BJP digs up 17-year-old complaint against Satyanarayan Sharma

RAIPUR: State BJP has dug up a 17-year-old complaint of corruption in the diamond and Alexandrite mining in Devbhog area against the Congress candidate Satyanarayan Sharma. The party said that after forming government at the Centre, probe would be initiated into the complaint of corruption against Sharma.

State BJP spokesperson Sanjay Shrivastava has revealed this in a press conference held here on Saturday. He said that many people had complained with the PMO against Sharma of corruption in the allotment of diamond and Alexandrite mines in Devbhog area while he was mining minister in the undivided Madhya Pradesh government.

The principal secretary of the then prime minister IK Gujral, NN Vohra had written a letter in this regard to the then chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh and had sought action on the complaint.

The BJP spokesperson said that a complaint of a scam, involving Rs 500 crore worth diamond and alexandrite from the diamond mines had been made. No action had been made on this complaint. After forming BJP government at the Centre, a probe into this complaint would be initiated. He said that this complaint has come into his notice recently, hence this issues was highlighted now.

Replying to a question, the BJP spokesperson said that there were no complaints against the BJP candidate Ramesh Bais. Hence, the Congress has been trying to spreading confusion by accusing him of inactive. From Delhi to Bhopal and Raipur, established leaders of the Congress have been deserting the party. The Congress has been striving hard to save the party, whereas the BJP is trying to save the country.