Leader of the Opposition in state assembly Ajay Singh on Wednesday accused the state government of creating discord among children from different religions through Surya Namaskar. In a press statement, Singh said that at an age when children play without bothering for anything else, chief minister was sowing seeds of discord among them, which is a crime.
He charged that BJP government in the state was furthering the RSS agenda so as to prove itself to be the custodian of Hindus. And, when communal agenda is sought to be implemented among schoolgoing children, the issue becomes all the more disconcerting, he said.
Singh said that having failed on all fronts, communal card is the last resort of the BJP, but Congress would not allow it to use its divisive policies for political mileage.
Raghavji’s ‘stand’ on professional tax criticised
Ajay Singh criticised finance minister Raghavji’s reported statement in which he had advocated raising professional tax upper limit to Rs 10,000. Singh said that a party, which had promised abolishing professional tax in its election manifesto, is now advocating raising its upper limit by Rs 7,500. This only reflects on the real face of the ruling BJP. He said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also promised implementing sixth wage commission recommendations for state government employees without any changes, but later went back on his words. Singh also opposed the recommendation of the empowered panel of state finance ministers to hand over power to increase professional tax to the states.