Demands CM’s resignation on CAG disclosure, health minister’s resignation on Bhadoura land scam
Raipur, March 23, 2013
Congress started its 48 hour mahadharna against CAG disclosure and Bhadoura land scam on Saturday. In wake of CAG revelation, the party demanded chief minister Raman Singh’s resignation and conduction of special session in Vidhan Sabha to debate on CAG report. The party also sought health minister Amar Agrawal’s resignation on Bhadoura land scam.
The party said state assembly Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik, alongwith his workers, too dented government exchequer by doing illegal mining of minerals of his constituency.
Addressing the Congmen at dharna spot, the state Congress president Nandkumar Patel said the BJP government only did corruption in its two terms and sold state’s water, forests and mineral resources.
He said the CAG had estimated scam worth Rs 7000 crore including the benefit of over 1500 crore given by the government to Adani group - which is closely linked senior BJP leader.
He said the relatives of health minister Amar Agrawal, who also held revenue portfolio earlier, had acquired benami lands through fake registrations.
Congress legislators’ party (CLP) leader Ravindra Choubey said the people had realised that the government is corrupt as even ministers were illegally acquiring people’s lands. He said the BJP government was biggest enemy of the state.
PCC general secretary Devvrat Singh said the BJP government had nothing to do with public problems and its sole agenda was to do corruption.
The mahadharna was also attended by DCC Raipur Urban president Inderchand Dhariwal, DC Raipur Rural president Pankaj Sharma, Pramod Dubey, Shivnarayan Dwivedi, Chandrashekhar Yadav, Kalpana Patel, Amit Pandey, Anjay Shukla, PR Khunte, Mahendra Chhabda, Amir Ali Farishta, Sushil Anand Shukla, Asha Israel Joseph, Bhojkumari Yadu, Chhaya Verma, Niranjan Haritwal, Madan Taleda, Kanhaiyya Agrawal, Jagdish Ahuja, Sahdev Vyavhar, Rakesh Dhotre, Aijaz Dhebar, Vikas Upadhyay, Gyanesh Sharma, Samir Akhtar, Babul Yadav, Rajesh Thakur, Avtar Singh Saini, etc.