MP Cong demands Minister's dismissal

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Bhopal, Jul 23: The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded dismissal of Urban Administration and Development Minister Narottam Mishra, for his alleged nexus with a broker whose local house was recently raided by Income Tax (IT) sleuths, and the Minister's involvement in rampant corruption.

Talking to reporters here, the Congress state spokesman K K Mishra said, ''IT officials seized bank documents regarding crores of rupees, jewellery in bank lockers and some suspected papers related to bribing in several government projects.'' He demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the broker's property and the Minister's alleged connivance.

Alleging a vicious nexus among ministers, bureaucrats and brokers -- who had been usurping funds earmarked for development projects over the past four years -- Mr Mishra demanded a thorough probe into Mr Mishra's assets before he became Minister and also after asssumption of office besides his relations with several corrupt brokers.

The Congress leader said that if Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who often talked about his anti-corruption drive, was really concerned about stamping out graft and favoured a transparent and corruption-free administration then he should recommend a CBI inquiry and dismiss corrupt ministers.


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