MP CM to table details of assets in Assy

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Bhopal, Nov 29 (UNI) In a move that took the opposition's corruption-linked allegations head-on, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said he would table details of his assets in the Assembly during the next session.

In an interview marking completion of two years in office, the Chief Minister told UNI here, ''I have always paid attention to transparency in every matter associated with my political existence.

After assuming this post, I presented details of my property to the Election Commission during the Budhni assembly bypoll.'' Pointing out that his life was an open book, Mr Chouhan reiterated that he was a farmer's son and attained this high post by ascending from the lowest rung.

''I am well-acquainted with the pathos and challenges of the common man,'' the Chief Minister claimed.

He said opposition leaders, who were levelling base allegations against him and his family over the controversial dumper issue, should actually introspect.

''The truth will emerge. I am a dedicated worker of the BJP and entered politics for the welfare of the public and society, not to make money. I am working for the state's development and will continue to do so unperturbed,'' Mr Chouhan added.

The Lokayukt Special Police Establishment had registered an first information report (FIR) against Mr Chouhan, his wife Sadhana Singh and others for alleged corruption in purchase of four dumpers that were later hired out to the Rewa-based J P Cement company. The FIR was registered following the directive of a local special court for an inquiry.

Itarsi-resident Congress leader Ramesh K Sahu had lodged a complaint in this regard.


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