Former Chief minister Digvijay Singh on Friday said that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would lose his chair if the BJP lost the Vidisha by-election.
Addressing a gathering at Gulgaon village under Sanchi assembly segment of Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency, Singh said that the BJP was double faced. He said the party removed Uma Bharati from chief ministership on the ground that she faced a non-bailable warrant but ironically it installed Shivraj Singh Chouhan who faced two non-bailable warrants then. However, Chouhan has made the by-poll a prestige issue as he would not be able to save his chair if Vidisha seat was lost.
He said the BJP used and threw both Uma Bharati and Babulal Gaur and would not hesitate in doing so with Chouhan also. Attacking the BJP government in the State, he said only the middlemen flourished under it and the common man and the poor suffered the most.
The former chief minister said Chouhan adopted Budhni constituency when he fought the assembly election there. He recently adopted Bada Malehra and had earlier adopted Vidisha. He said Chouhan should clearly state if he was the CM of only a few places or the entire state.
Listing the achievements of the Congress, he said the party has done a lot for the scheduled castes, backward class and women in particular. The power situation in the State was comparatively much better in the Congress regime and the party Government provided free power to farmers for motor pump up to five HP. No farmer was penalised if he used heavier pumps, he said.
Similarly, the single point connection provided to the weaker section was used for even 8 to 10 points of power and even for commercial purposes but the Congress government did not take any action. But under the BJP government inflated power bills has hit the farmers, he alleged.
He made an appeal to the electorate to defeat Rampal Singh and ‘take credit for helping him to remain a minister.’