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Digvijay challenges BJP Govt claims

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, July 4 (UNI) Challenging Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's claims of major achievements on road, irrigation and education during the BJP regime, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today sought details of the schemes and the amount spent on them.

In a letter to Mr Chouhan, a copy of which was released to the press, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister took objection to the ''misleading'' claim of achievement during the BJP rule.

'Several schemes launched during the Congress rule had been renamed and its progress was being trumpeted as achievements of the BJP government,'' he pointed out.

Among others, Mr Singh urged the Chief Minister to give district-wise break-up of construction of 15,000 km roads and providing irrigation facility to 2.5 lakh hectare area, as being claimed by Mr Chouhan.

He claimed that schools of excellence were established during the Congress rule, but their objective could not be attained due to political interference after the BJP came to power.

Pointing out that the BJP government was following the contract appointment system introduced by him, Mr Singh, however, said the two-child norm for the office-bearers of local bodies was changed merely for the sake of opposing the decision taken by the previous Congress government.

The AICC General Secretary hoped that Mr Chouhan would present the correct data while listing out his government's achievement before the people.

''I am happy that you are reaping the benefit of my efforts. It is the law of the nature- one sows another reaps,'' he added.

UNI SP RR ND1446

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