REACTING SHARPLY to the letter the former chief minister Digvijay Singh has written to the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the State BJP spokesperson Umashankar Gupta has in a statement said Singh’s letter exposed his frustration and narcissism both.
Gupta said in the last two-and-half years since the BJP came to power Digvijay Singh had been mostly out of the state, hence it was but natural that he was not aware of how the state had undergone changes and the process of development expedited.
He said MP had achieved firsts in several schemes. The former CM could verify the same through his own Congress party led UPA government at the Centre, World Bank or private survey agencies.
He said Singh seemed to be in a state of dilemma. On one hand he said the development the state had seen was a result of the seeds sown during his tenure and on the other he said the talk of development in the state was nothing but deceptive.
Thus Singh should set his record straight first and then he should level allegations against the state government. He said the former CM should clarify on his own as to why the roads in the state remained in a bad shape in ten years of his rule.
He alleged the funds spent on social sector during Singh’s tenure were pocketed by the corrupt elements. The fact remained that the social sector saw maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) going up.
Gupta said the irrigation facilities made available in merely one year- 2005-06- far exceeded the facilities created in five years of ninth five-year-plan during the former CM’s tenure.