BJP fast a political stunt, says Cong

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Bhopal, Apr 30(UNI) Several workers of the opposition Congress today staged a dharna in the state capital to expose the 'fast' being observed by BJP ministers saying it was a gimmick.

The agitating Congress workers, led by former MLA P C Sharma, also submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking a detailed account of the financial assistance and foodgrains received from the centre.

Mr Sharma said the day-long fast by BJP ministers of Madhya Pradesh against the Centre was a political stunt aimed at misleading the public to hide the misdeeds of the BJP government.

He said the BJP government failed to utilise fully central assistance under various heads and also foodgrain quota as a result of which a portion of the assistance had been lapsed.

The Congress leader also questioned the propriety of Mr Chouhan observing fast in an air-conditioned pandal.

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