A DAY after PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya attacked Governor Dr Balram Jakhar, the State BJP broke its silence on Wednesday and asked the Governor “not to allow Raj Bhavan to become a centre of the Congress’s political activities”.
State BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar said in a statement that the Raj Bhavan epitomised constitutional dignity and the Governor happened to be its patron.
“But the way the Congress has been staging indecent demonstrations and issuing reactions for quite some time it seemed the dignity of Raj Bhavan was degraded.”
“Use of Raj Bhavan for the Congress’s interest can never be called proper from any point of view”, he added. Tomar has asked the Governor to take initiative to bring to an end “the Congress’s indecent acts” in keeping with dignity of his office.
He said Madhya Pradesh was known for its keeping democratic values. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan the State’s development was speeded up. It should be maintained in right earnest. But the Congress’s negative approach would hinder the State’s development.
The BJP’s outburst against the Governor followed Vijayvargiya’s attack on the Governor who was annoyed over the role of the Governor in asking the government to discuss Indore social security pension scam. Vijayvargiya was the mayor of Indore when mayor-in-council was alleged to have committed irregularities in allotting the work of social security pension distribution to cooperative bodies.
Vijayvargiya was also agitated as the Governor’s letter to the State Government was shot on December 1, barely three days ahead of Pandhana assembly by-election polling on December 4.