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Congress created furore to please 'Madam': Chouhan

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, Mar 24 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the state faced no constitutional threat over office of profit issue, as alleged by the Opposition Congress.

Talking to reporters after the assembly was adjourned sine die, he charged the congress members creating a furore in the assembly due to ''their political compulsion to please 'Madam' (Congress President Sonia Gandhi).'' Asserting that there was no need for him to resign from the Chief Minister's post as it did not come under ''office of profit'', he said a parliamentarian must get elected as a legislator within six months of becoming a Chief Minister. After being elected as a legislator, he must resign from one post.

Mr Chouhan said ministers and legislators were not required to resign from their post, as post of Chairman of Boards and Corporations did not come under the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Member (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1967.

On when he will resign from the MP's post, he said the BJP will decide on the issue.

Mr Chouhan, who represents Vidisha parliamentary constituency, took oath as Chief Minister on November 29. He is preparing to contest from Budhni Legislative Assembly constituency to get elected as an MLA.

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