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Office of profit: Congress seeks MP CM's dismissal

"By virtue of being an MP Chouhan is distributing finances under MPLADS and also utilising state government funds," a memorandum by Congress said.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2006 11:49 IST

The Congress' Madhya Pradesh unit on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Governor Balram Jakhar, accusing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ten of his ministerial colleagues and three MLAs of occupying more than one office of profit and demanding their dismissal.

"By virtue of being an MP (representing Vidisha) Chouhan is distributing finances under MPLADS and also utilising state government funds," the memorandum said.

The memo alleged that ministers Himmat Kothari, Babulal Gaur, Gopal Bhargava, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Jagdish Deora, Tukojirao Pawar, Ramakant Tiwari, Rustam Singh, Vijay Shah and Ch Chandrabhan Singh were also chairpersons of various bodies.

Others named were MP Krishna Murari Moghe and legislators Lal Singh Arya, Shivraj Shah and Lakshman Singh.

The delegation included Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jamuna Devi, senior MLAs Harvansh Singh, Indrajit Kumar, Ajay Singh and Dr Govind Singh Rajput.

First Published: Mar 25, 2006 11:49 IST