MP Congress Committee president Arun Yadav has termed the visit of top BJP leaders of the state to the office of special investigation team (SIT) and its application related to Congress' complaint as 'illegal and attempt to pressure SIT.'
Yadav's statement on Saturday came in the context of visit of BJP state chief Nand Kumar Chauhan, some BJP ministers, Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma and other BJP leaders to SIT office on Friday.
The BJP leaders had submitted an application to SIT chief, Justice (retired) Chandresh Bhushan, seeking early probe into the Congress' complaint related to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s personal involvement in the PEB scam.
The SIT is monitoring the investigation by STF into the PEB scam under the directives of the MP High Court.
Yadav said both the party and the government have openly come out to protect chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other ‘high dignitaries’.
He said if the BJP was sure that the Congress allegations made in a complaint before the SIT were false then the party should have filed an affidavit before the SIT seeking legal action against the Congress leaders.
He said while the chief minister urged the SIT to conduct an unbiased probe into the Congress complaint, his party chief dubbed the Congress complaint and accompanying affidavit as false in an application to SIT.
"Which of the two contradictory letters should people of the state go with?" Yadav asked.