Congress's charge, Kamal Nath government was dropped at the behest of BJP's central leadership

Congress's charge, Kamal Nath government was dropped at the behest of BJP's central leadership

Indore Releasing audio-video clip of the two-day-old alleged speech of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the main opposition Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Kamal Nath government was toppled at the behest of the central leadership of the BJP. On the other hand, the ruling BJP at present in the state rejected the charge and termed it as a result of the frustration of the Congress. The authenticity of the Congress-issued audio-video clip regarding Chauhan's speech in Indore has not yet been independently verified. However, Jitu Patwari, the head of the media department of the Congress, said in a press conference here, the current Chief Minister Chauhan is accepting in this speech that the Narendra Modi government and the central leadership of the BJP had decided that they should bring down the Kamal Nath government of Madhya Pradesh. The former minister of the province said, After Chauhan's confession, the Congress's allegation has been proved that the Center deliberately delayed the lockdown in order to topple the Kamal Nath government which spread the corona virus epidemic across the country. Therefore, the central government is to blame for the outbreak of this epidemic.

Patwari said that the Congress is also considering filing a petition in the apex court in consultation with the experts of the law regarding the audio-video clip of Chauhan. He said, topple an elected government under a conspiracy is not only a violation of constitutional provisions, but it is also a sin committed to the electorate. State Congress Committee Media Coordinator Narendra Saluja said that on June 8, Chauhan visited Indore. During this, he addressed BJP leaders in the city's Residency Kothi regarding the upcoming by-election of Saver assembly seat in the district. According to Saluja, the controversial audio-video clip of the Chief Minister is part of his speech. In the clip released by the Congress, Chauhan is heard pointing out the decline of the Kamal Nath government from the insurgency of 22 rebel MLAs of Congress including Tulsiram Silavat under Scindia's patronage, We (the state) will not let the train stop. But there is a question that the central leadership decided that this government should fall. According to the Congress, Chauhan, who is addressing BJP leaders, is heard saying in the clip, you tell me that without Scindia and Silvaks, the government could have fallen?… There was no other way. 

On the other hand, state BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Aggarwal dismissed the allegations of the Congress in this case, saying that the truth has been revealed from the beginning that due to the displeasure of the Kamal Nath government, the disintegration and breakdown of the Congress MLAs led to the collapse of this government. Aggarwal said, when the Kamal Nath government fell, the BJP formed a new government in the interest of the people of the state under the guidance of its central leadership. Chauhan has always been talking about this intention. But badly frustrated by losing power, the Congress continues to raise unnecessary controversy on the day of the Chief Minister's statements. It is worth noting that the then Kamal Nath government came in a minority due to the resignation of 22 rebel MLAs of Congress including Silavat and joining the BJP. Due to this, Kamal Nath had to resign as Chief Minister on 20 March. After this, the BJP returned to power on March 23 under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chauhan.