BJP leader accuses C’garh CM’s PA of trying to bribe him in case against Ajit Jogi
Sant Kumar Netam, former member of BJP’s schedule tribe Morcha, claimed that OP Gupta, personal assistant to the CM Raman Singh, offered him Rs 1 lakh to withdraw a case against Jogi.india Updated: Jul 22, 2017 23:24 IST
A Chhattisgarh BJP leader has accused an official in Chief Minister Raman Singh’s office of offering him bribe to withdraw a case challenging the tribal status of former Congress leader Ajit Jogi.
Sant Kumar Netam, former member of BJP’s schedule tribe Morcha, claimed that OP Gupta, personal assistant to the CM, called him to his official residence on July 5 and asked him to withdraw the case filed in Chhattisgarh high court.
“He offered me Rs 1 lakh before I was to meet the CM,” Netam told reporters on Saturday.
Netam left the CM’s residence after he was offered money by the PA and refused to meet the CM.
Gupta denied the allegation, saying “nothing of this sort happened”, but admitted that Netam was called.
Netam has filed a writ petition in Chhattisgarh high court challenging tribal status of Jogi, who in 2016 left the Congress to form Chhattisgarh Janata Congress party.
Congress spokesperson, RP Singh said, “Congress is saying this since last few years that the CM has close links with Jogi and this is again proved by the allegations of Netam.”
Congress and Netam have demanded an impartial inquiry.
First Published: Jul 22, 2017 23:24 IST