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Why tragedies happening in BJP rule: Digvijaya

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Guna, July 13, 2014
First Published: 19:49 IST(13/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:06 IST(13/7/2014)

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday virtually blamed the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for the poor monsoon and recent "tragic incidents".
 
Addressing a gathering of party workers and supporters here after breaking his week-long fast, he said, "What is the reason that tragic incidents are taking place since Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister? While mishaps took place in some parts of the country, drought is also staring at us. Will achchhe din (good days) come this way?"
 
Singh had begun his fast on July 7 to protest against the state government's alleged indifferent attitude towards disbursement of relief amount among hail-hit farmers. He further said if the farmers did not get their dues he would move the court to get justice for them.

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Taking a dig at chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, Singh said the state government did not institute a CBI inquiry into the matter fearing an adverse outcome.
 
Doubting the intention of the state government in the scam probe, he said the non-arrest of mining baron Sudhir Sharma and the announcement of a meagre amount of Rs. 5,000 on his arrest would not have been possible without political patronage.
 
He claimed that Sharma wanted a job during his government but he did not pay attention to him. "But, later, during the BJP rule, people like Sharma became super rich," he said.

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Singh asked how the state's special task force (STF) could interrogate the accused of other states as effectively as the CBI would have been able to.
 
He said thirteen people of a particular locality in Tikamgarh district were selected in patwari examination during the then chief minister Uma Bharti's tenure. This selection, too, might have been a part of the MPPEB scam, he added.


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