Chhattisgarh Congress conspires against assembly speaker, says BJP
RAIPUR: Refuting the charges levelled by state
Congress president Bhupesh Baghel and leader of the opposition in the assembly
TS Singhdeo against the Assembly speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, BJP state
vice-president and spokesperson Sachchidanand Upasane said that the issueless
Congress is now engaged in saving its existence.
In a press conference held here on Saturday, Upasane
said that through newspapers the Congress leaders have been making effort to
tell people of the state that it was alive. The intention of the Congress has
never been clear and just because of that the people of the state have totally
rejected it, he added.
Upasane said that the father of assembly speaker
Agrawal, the late Chhaganlal Agrawal, in accordance to public feeling, had
taken the responsibility of renovation of three temples located at Mahadev
Ghat, as it is an ancient religious place having unlimited possibilities for
tourism. Agrawal, in consistence to the feelings of his father, had completed
the work and by dedicating that to the people, has given the identity of his
religious and selfless service. He has also constructed a Dharmshala for the
devotees, he added.
Upasane said that a trust has been constituted for
making arrangements and maintenance of the temple, which has many
office-bearers, besides Gaurishankar Agrawal. At present, on the orders of the
collector, the temple has been given under the authority of the municipal
corporation. Besides Agrawal, no other member of his family has any right on
the temple. Anybody can go and perform pooja in the temple and even now
hundreds of rural devotees perform prayers on each day, he added.
Replying to the questions of reporters, Upasane said
that the Congress leaders have been seeing the religious feelings of the family
of the assembly speaker through the political lens. The temple at Mahadev Ghat
has become the centre of attraction for the devotees, where thousands throng on
special occasions and perform pooja.
He questioned that whether the Congress leaders wanted
to demolish the temple at Mahadev Ghat. He said that the condition of Congress
men is like an injured cat. The disturbance of losing power at the Centre could
clearly be seen in the party. Their mental condition has imbalanced and it was
the reason that they were levelling unnecessary allegations. Seeking to bring
no confidence proposal against the assembly speaker, which is a constitutional
post, the Congress leaders were trying to take political benefit out of it, he
BJP state secretary Sanjay Shrivastava said that the
religious place which the Agrawal family had constructed with the service
mentality has become the place of faith of the people of Chhattisgarh. The
political opposition to such a pious work, which has been done with a blessed
feeling, was the proof of the mental depravation of Congress men, he added.