AICC GENERAL secretary Narayan Sami on Thursday dismissed reports of any conflict between former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia declaring the alleged rift to be a creation of the media.
“Any Congress leader can take up cudgels against the ruling party in any part of the State. Whatever is being said about the two leaders is because of the media which is trying to create differences between the duo,” Sami said while addressing scribes at the Indore Press Club here.
In response to a question Sami revealed that a list of Pradesh Congress Committee office-bearers would be issued soon. Queried about Governor Balram Jakhar’s remarks Sami demanded a Central investigation into the social security and pension scam.
Earlier, the AICC general secretary’s had to suffer an ignominious wait of nearly 15 minutes at the gate as power supply was cut off shortly after his arrival. Interestingly, an unscheduled power cut had also delayed proceedings during his previous visit to the Press Club.
Sami said a tour of 10 districts of the State had left him very disappointed. “The Government has carried out no developmental tasks and, as a result, unemployment figures have soared. The number has already reached 40 lakh,” revealed the Congress leader.
Accusing the ruling party of reneging on pre-poll promises Sami said the BJP had failed to deliver a satisfactory performance on the bijli-sadak-pani planks on which it rode to power in the State.
The AICC general secretary accused the BJP of siphoning off Central aid. “A grant of Rs 200 crore was forwarded by the Centre for relief measures in drought and flood hit areas. But we have yet to receive any account from the Government of how and where the money was spent”.
Sami said growing corruption made it necessary that the BJP be unseated. A programme to achieve this end would be devised after consultations with party leaders of the State, he added.
He also charged the Government with neglecting to promote the IT sector. “While other states have pushed through innovative proposals in IT Madhya Pradesh has lagged behind”.