Congress alleges scam of ‘monumental proportions’ in Madhya Pradesh

Congress has already been targeting the government over the multi-crore Vyapam scam and demanding the resignation of the chief minister.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 19, 2016 10:11 pm
Congress, BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, Sardar Sarovar project, Abhishek Singhvi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, resettlement and rehabilitation of the oustees, India Scam news, latest news, India Scams news, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said”The Chouhan government seems to have become a Vyapak Ghotala-all Pervasive Scamster-Government, even as the Prime Minister continues to patronise him (Chouhan) and his corruption.” (Express File Photo)

Congress on Wednesday alleged that the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is in the thick of a “scam of monumental proportions” in the resettlement and rehabilitation of the oustees of the Sardar Sarovar project on the Narmada. Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters that the Judicial Commission headed by Justice S S Jha has “indicted” the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in the matter.

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Congress has already been targeting the government over the multi-crore Vyapam scam and demanding the resignation of the chief minister.

“The Chouhan government seems to have become a Vyapak Ghotala-all Pervasive Scamster-Government, even as the Prime Minister continues to patronise him (Chouhan) and his corruption,” Singhvi alleged.

He said the scandal has put question mark on the future of thousands of families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

The Commission, after a seven-year investigation, has “exposed the rampant forgery of documents” that allowed compensation to be paid to impostors, he said, claiming the scam is of “monumental proportions”.

The Jha Commission was appointed by the Supreme Court, he said.

The compensation was meant for those who will be displaced when the dam’s height is raised.

The commission has also brought to the fore that the state government did not cooperate with its inquiry and made every attempt to prevent the damning report from being made public before it was finally tabled in the state’s Vidhan Sabha at the end of July, Singhvi said.

Targeting the Prime Minister, he said Narendra Modi never misses any opportunity to politically encash the Sardar Sarovar Dam but could not prevent the massive corruption in this ‘Narmada Dam Scam’.

“Congress demands that the Jha Commission report be made public and appropriate action under the Supreme Court guidelines taken so that the culprits of this massive Narmada Scam can be brought to book”, Singhvi said.

“The Prime Minister talks about ‘Swachh Bharat’. It is high time that Narendra Modi first provides us a ‘Swachh Sarkar’, which is devoid of corruption”, he remarked.

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    ehe aha
    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:39 am
    the super scamster . . .. point fingers at others . .. . possible there is one inside . ... him . .sing vi naam mein hi kuch hai
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      Bakumbai
      Oct 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm
      Does anyone know the status of the scam exposed by his driver inside HC chamber where Singvi was personally involved ?
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        Debasish Sarkar
        Oct 21, 2016 at 8:45 am
        I wander, If Mr. Singvi is soos sure, then why he he is not going to supreme Court and file a Graft charge against MP Chouhan's Government immediately?? Why Mr. Singvi is thither-ing??
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          din
          Oct 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm
          How can one dog can bit himself ?
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            K.S.Narayanan
            Oct 24, 2016 at 2:49 am
            If there is any substance to the first four comments, it would appear that Singhvi is yet another pot calling the kettle black. Be that as it may, there are still some points to consider from the law and order point of view. If, in fact, it has been established that there has been a scam and that it is held to be a criminal act, merely asking for resignation does not make sense. Resignation will not solve any problem and will in fact be a mockery of the Law. Chauhan will just chill out for a while and re-enter the field as if there was nothing wrong. What about accountability, retribution and remedy under the Law? Has the Judicial Commission headed by Justice Jha indicted the Chouhan government without holding any one or more individuals in the government responsible for any criminal act and therefore accountable? If it is true that the Chauhan government attempted to frustrate the preparation or release of the report, surely one or more individuals are and should be held accountable.
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