Chhattisgarh Tapes: Poll panel sends Express report to state, wants reply by Jan 7

Meanwhile, the state unit of the Congress has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh and sought a SIT probe into the matter.

By: Express Web Desk | Raipur | Updated: December 31, 2015 4:14 am
raman singh Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh

The Election Commission on Wednesday directed Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary to conduct an inquiry after The Indian Express reported that there were purported conversations between a section of the Chhattisgarh Congress leaders and persons close to Chief Minister Raman Singh over the September 2014 Antargarh by-election.

The EC has asked the Chief Secretary to submit the inquiry report by January 7.

“The EC has directed the Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh to urgently institute a suitable enquiry into the tape episode. He has been directed to submit a factual report latest by January 7 along with his comments,” an EC official said here.

Read Also: Chhattisgarh Tapes: Congress demands SIT probe, CM says allegations result of Cong infighting

Meanwhile, the state unit of the Congress has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh and sought an SIT probe into the matter.

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The Indian Express today reported purported phone conversations between key players that suggested ensuring the withdrawal of Congress candidate Manturam Pawar in the Antagarh by-election.

The BJP termed the allegations ‘baseless’ and said this is not the first time the party has tasted victory in Antagarh.

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  1. J
    Dec 30, 2015 at 10:47 pm
    What fu ckall news. It is congress infighting nothing else
    1. B
      Dec 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm
      It is corrupt congress is creating all problems in this country. The corrupt congress is corrupting the media to spread lies. Unless the corrupt congress is completely destro, India has no future. People should unit and destroy 100% of this unwanted unfit corrupt congress to make India prosper.
      1. D
        Dinesh Singh
        Dec 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm
        So BJP is a party with difference ha ha ha. BJP is uncle of Congress when it comes to corruption. Jaitley, susma swaraj in Delhi, Raman Singh in Chhatisgarh, Shivraj in Madhya pradesh, Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan all are doing better corruption than congress. Hats off to them. They are real looters of India. No wonder shouries said BJP= Congress cow
        1. T
          Dec 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm
          very serious matter this. From the conversation it seems Raman Singh and Ajit Jogi both were directly involved. Raman Singh should be sacked and disbarred from contesting elections in the future.
          1. M
            Manu USA
            Dec 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm
            IMO, he should resign. I m RSS member for 40 yrs, and I never thought of this. The tapes r authentic, sure he has to go.
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