Former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has taken strong exception to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s proposal to transfer medical colleges in Shivpuri and Chhindwara to Seoni and Satna respectively.
In a press statement issued on Thursday, former Union minister said that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had sanctioned seven medical colleges in MP including those at Chhindwara and Shivpuri. Since Congress candidates Kamalnath and he himself won the election from Chhindwara and Guna (Guna constituency comprises Shivpuri as well), the BJP government in MP has decided to transfer the medical colleges proposed at these places to Seoni and Satna.
Stating that it was a wrong precedent being set by Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, Scindia said that in democracy governments come and go but if political parties started working with such crumpled mind-set, it would cause a great damage to democratic traditions and norms.
Scindia said that he has already met the Union health minister J P Nadda with a request not to shift the medical colleges from Chhindwara and Guna. He said if the BJP government in MP wanted two more medical colleges at Seoni and Satna, there was no problem but taking away rights of people from Chhindwara and Guna just because they were represented by Congress MPs was not ethical or acceptable.