Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh here on Monday made a sensational attack on the BJP state unit accusing the Opposition party of trying to bring down the Congress Government in Madhya Pradesh by offering Rs 25-35 cr to party MLAs.
Singh categorically named former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former minister Narottam Mishra.
“Shivraj is dreaming to become Chief Minister and Narottam Mishra is planning to become Dy CM,” alleged Singh talking to the media in Indore.
“Those who looted the state for 15 years are now alluring Congress MLAs with Rs 25 to 35 cr.
The first instalments would be Rs five cr, second instalment would be paid after Rajya Sabha nominations and third one would be finally paid after the state government is brought down,” claimed the senior leader.
He, however putting up a brave face claimed that this (MP) wasn’t Karnataka and no Congress MLA was available for sale. “I never level any allegations without proof.” The remarks came close on the heels of BJP starting its preparations for Rajya Sabha nominations as the assembly session gets underway from March 16.
Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargav replied saying the Congress party is facing sharp divisions and such statements are only a vindication of their internal tussle. “None is in my touch, and those who wish to act on their conscience are most welcome,” said Bhargav on being asked if anyone (Cong MLA) was in his touch.
If he (Singh) has proofs, let him furnish it publically, Bhargav dared the Congress leader.
BJP state head VD Sharma has started preparations for chalking out the strategy for Rajya Sabha nomination in Bhopal by summoning all the leaders to party office.
The BJP is no mood to offer a walk over to Congress for the third seat as numbers in assembly are sure to offer one seat each to BJP and Congress comfortably.