Joshi will come clean, asserts BJP
GIVING A clean chit to the BJP?s former national organising general secretary Sanjay Joshi in connection with CD episode the State BJP spokesperson Bhupendra Singh said the State Government was not interfering in the probe.india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 13:45 IST
GIVING A clean chit to the BJP’s former national organising general secretary Sanjay Joshi in connection with CD episode the State BJP spokesperson Bhupendra Singh said the State Government was not interfering in the probe.
He said this in reply to a question by journalists during his regular weekly briefing. Singh said a CID probe did not mean that the probe would be diluted. The CID and EOW also worked under the State Government like the main force of the police.
There were a good number of cases when CID investigations corroborated the police investigations. Then how it could be said that the investigations were handed over to the CID to hush up the matter, he asked.
In reply to a question he said he had not seen the CD but given the stature of Sanjay Joshi he could say it for sure that he would emerge out innocent in the investigation.
Lashing out at the Centre for a curb in the ration meant for poor and needy and increase in its prices he said Madhya Pradesh would be affected more than other states because of the Union Government’s anti-poor decision.
He said since about 35 per cent of population in Madhya Pradesh lived below poverty line it was but natural that the Central Government’s decision would affect Madhya Pradesh much.
Singh said the Central Government had slashed the subsidy on ration by Rs 4524 crore and the prices of wheat grains and rice had been increased by 95 paise and 85 paise per kg respectively.
Ever since the Congress-led UPA came to power the prices in the market were soaring by the day. The UPA had promised to arrest the prices but contrary to the promises the prices were soaring.
On the Union Minister Arjun Singh’s statement on the BJP affairs during his visit to Bhopal, Singh said he should be bothered about the Congress first which had been reduced to 30-odd seats in the State Assembly.
First Published: Jan 10, 2006 13:45 IST