BJP launches retaliatory attacks on Congress’ Digvijay Singh
BHOPAL: The Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a retaliatory attack on All India Congress
Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh for hatching conspiracy to defame
chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam.
BJP seniors in a
planned manner addressed press conferences in seven main cities raising
irregularities in appointments of daily wage employees during the Congress
Addressing reporters in
Bhopal, BJP state president Nandkumar Singh alleged that after High Court
verdict on an illegal appointment of a daily wager Arun Tiwari, 16 more
beneficiaries have come to light of the same nature. He alleged that Digvijay
Singh during his tenure as chief minister, appointed several daily wage
employees without any legal procedure. “All the appointments done at Digvijay
Singh’s whims and fancies, during latter’s ten-year regime, from 1993 to 2003,”
He however, could not
clarify as to why BJP being in power for the last 12 years, was silent over
this issue and could not find out a single case. This is only after Vyapam scam
that BJP is exposing such scandals. Only one thing he specifically mentioned that
appointments during Digvijay regime were more scandalous than Vyapam scam,
unwittingly agreeing to the fact that Vyapam is a serious scam.
alleged that all the documents pertaining to illegal appointments have been
collected from various complainants who after knowing court’s verdict,
contacted his office for justice. “We have substantial evidences to prove that
Digvijay Singh used his influence as a chief minister and appointed people
close to him or his party,” claimed Nandkumar.
senior BJP leaders also raised the issue while talking to the press at various
places. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar was in Ujjain, state cabinet
minister Bhupendra Singh in Sagar, public relations minister in Rewa, former MP
Vikram Verma in Indore, state health minister Narottam Mishra in Gwalior and MP
Rakesh Singh raised this issue before press in Jabalpur.
Replying to the BJP’s
allegations, Digvijay Singh tweeted in the morning that all decisions taken by
him were as per government rules. Later he added that if he had appointed
somebody by relaxing rules then he took the matter to the cabinet for approval.
“It was not like Vyapam where youths were looted and appointments were forged,”
he replied. Later in the evening, talking to reporters in Delhi, Digvijay Singh
challenged the BJP and Shivraj Singh to present a single proof of his
With the BJP leaders
unrelenting, it seems to be a fight to finish battle between both Congress and
BJP over Vyapam scandal. But now the BJP leaders are taking ‘one on one’ with
Congress leaders beginning from Digvijay Singh.