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Bhopal: Cong attacks CM’s brother over 'dubious' land deals

The Congress on Tuesday accused Narendra Singh Chouhan, the brother of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan of misusing latter's position to amass huge property in connivance with land mafia.

bhopal Updated: Sep 17, 2014 15:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Chief Minister,Shivraj Singh Chouhan,Narendra Singh Chouhan

The Congress on Tuesday accused the brother of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of misusing his "position" to amass huge property in connivance with land mafia.

Addressing a press conference, state Congress spokesperson KK Mishra distributed copies of land deeds to allege that Narendra Singh Chouhan, his son Pradyumn and other kin have partnered with private developers to buy plots of land.

Mishra questioned how a teacher could amass crores to buy such a huge property. Further, Mishra questioned that whether, being a government employee, had taken permission from the government to start other businesses and gave the information about the transactions in his IT returns.

Mishra further claimed that while the land was purchased by different persons in their personal capacity, it is wrongly being used for commercial purpose by a private firm. The development of a colony and construction of houses is being done by a private builder, which is illegal, he said.

The Congress said the chief minister's brother, Narendra Singh Chouhan is a school teacher at the family's ancestral village Jait in Sehore district. Also, he alleged that the CM’s maternal uncle Phool Singh Chouhan and his son were involved in the highly-publicised PEB scam.

"Contrary to CM’s claim earlier this year that his uncle isn’t alive, I say with proof that CM has a maternal uncle," he said, citing the revised voter list showing the name of Phool Singh Chouhan.

Mishra said that he will continue to "expose" members of CM’s family and dared that defamation cases be filed against him, if the charges were not true.

Despite attempts, Narendra Singh Chouhan couldn’t be contacted. His phones were switched off. BJP spokesperson Hitesh Bajpai didn’t comment on Mishra’s allegations. "The allegations are not worthy of any comment,” said Bajpai.

First Published: Sep 16, 2014 23:48 IST