CORRUPTION IN government and the style of functioning of some ministers dominated the two-day meeting of the new State BJP office-bearers, which began at the State party office on Saturday.
Chief minister Shivraj Chouhan was present in the meeting- the first since the new executive was announced recently. A Member of Parliament was vocal complaining about ‘rampant corruption’ in the government and said it has given a bad image to the party in the public. He said it would be difficult for the party to win the next assembly election if the situation continued. Tribal leader Faggan Singh Kulaste also spoke on corruption in the government.
Some office-bearers lamented the style of functioning of certain ministers. They said the ministers were apathetic towards constitution of antyodaya committees in the districts and did not listen to the party workers’ grievances.
Vijay Khandelwal MP raised the issue of delimitation exercise going on at the Election Commission and said Congress leaders like Kamal Nath and Suresh Pachauri were able to save the seats in Chhindwada and Hoshangabad districts respectively.
Another leader said the Election Commission appeared to have backed out on its assurance that it would not touch those seats on which there was consensus.
State president Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan exhorted the party workers to prepare for Mission-2008. The CM underlined the achievements of the government and said the Congress was only banking on propaganda against the ruling party.
New organising general secretary Makhan Singh exhorted the workers not to run after power and perks. The meeting discussed threadbare the cooperative elections to be held shortly and resolved to take every possible efforts to dislodge the Congress from the cooperative sector.
Earlier, addressing a press conference the BJP state general secretary Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said the first meeting of the new State BJP executive would be held at Bhopal on February 6 and 7.