CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has advised the former chief minister Digvijay Singh to attend the RSS' shakhas so that he can have the feel of the RSS objective to infuse patriotism into people and their character building.
Chouhan's letter is in response to Singh's missive written a few months back, levelling charges against Chouhan in particular and the State Government in general.
Chouhan, in the letter dispatched yesterday, castigated Singh for being “in a habit of spreading misleading information about the RSS”.
The CM, according to the official sources, said he strongly believed that if Digvijay Singh attended the shakhas and underwent training there, he would understand about the role of RSS and would be able to contribute to the nation building.
Chouhan said that as far as Singh's charges concerning the Indore petroleum scam were concerned, he should appreciate the fact that it was the present BJP government which initiated proceedings for a CBI inquiry into as many as nine cases relating to the matter. On the contrary, the then Congress government had withdrawn five cases, Chouhan added.
The CM asked Digvijay Singh to clarify as to why his government could not make preparations for Simhastha 2004 despite having adequate time at its disposal.
He said the BJP government had got only three months' time and there was a lot of work to do -- minimum time and maximum work. And even if under such circumstances certain mistakes were committed, the government initiated action against the guilty officials, he added.
Chouhan said that as far as the allegations on pension scam were concerned, it was during the Congress rule the alleged scam took place. The inquiry conducted into the irregularities all over the State suggested that the allegations were not confined to Indore. In fact, it showed fault in the system, the CM added.
He said if the figures on the development in the State were baseless, Singh must tell as to what was the basis of his allegations. The fact remained that every department presented its report which was thoroughly discussed in Vidhan Sabha. Anybody can crosscheck the facts thus presented, he added.
Chouhan said he would like to know from the former CM as to what he had done on the development front, particularly building infrastructure.