Shivraj government a hideout for tainted: Ajay Singh

BHOPAL: Taking a swipe at Shivraj’s cabinet expansion, leader of opposition Ajay Singh said that the chief minister-led state ministry has become a hideout for the accused and the tainted. Singh claimed that the cabinet expansion has been done for political reasons, while the character of the BJP that speaks so often on culture and tradition, has been exposed. Singh said that MLA from Narsinghpur seat Jalim Singh Patel, who was sworn-in as minister of state, was absconding on police records till five months ago. “The chief minister has traced him and made him a minister,” he added.
The LoP alleged that Jalim Singh and his son Monu were wanted in a case of hit and run at the Bahorepar toll plaza in February 2014. “There are 45 cases against Monu Singh Patel and 38 criminal cases against Jalim Singh Patel,” Singh claimed.
“Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made governor Anandiben Patel to administer oath to a tainted man. Similarly, Narayan Singh Kushwah, who was administered oath as a cabinet minister, has a son-in-law who is accused in a Rs 1000-crore chit fund scam and is presently in jail,” the LoP said. He added that minister of state Lal Singh Arya is accused in a murder case. “As minister Lal Singh Arya was absconding, but the chief minister protected him and thereafter started a new chapter in the political history of Madhya Pradesh,” Singh said.