CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday night refused to be drawn into any controversy over Governor Balram Jakhar’s recent remarks, saying that he held a Constitutional post and it was he who should decide what he should say.
The CM was talking to media persons at the State hanger at Raja Bhoj Airport on his return from Singapore-Malaysia. On the Governor’s reported remarks against him, where he reportedly said he would shoot the CM, Chouhan said Jakhar had talked to him over the telephone and said he had not uttered any such words and thus he did not hold a grudge against the Governor.
The CM added that the Governor was an elderly person and gave him advice occasionally. On PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya’s threat to spill the beans about the Governor, as reported earlier in this newspaper, the CM said he would not like to get involved in any controversy. He said his sole focus was development.
Asked if Indore social security pension issue would be discussed in the State Cabinet meeting as per the Governor’s instructions, the CM said he would consider it.
When his attention was drawn to former chief minister Digvijay Singh’s reported statement in which he snubbed Kailash Vijayvargiya saying that the Minister must realise his limits (Apni aukat me rahen), the CM said such language could be used only by leaders like Digvijay Singh.