Responding to the charges, Raman Singh said the allegations were “no more than a joke”, and that Amit Jogi was attempting to increase his political stock.
Raman Singh called the allegations baseless and politically motivated.
Senior officials said the idea to begin the Abhiyan from Narayanpur, as was done last year as well, is a symbolic attempt to show the government’s commitment to developing areas thus far under Maoist influence.
Congress has expelled Amit Jogi for six years.
Presenting the Rs 73,996 crore budget in Vidhan Sabha, Singh said the state has had to overcome many challenges in the past year, including the drought and Left-Wing Extremism.
Singh was returning to Raipur after visiting the Maoist-hit district where he inaugurated several government initiatives.
Both Pawar and Siddiqui confirmed their voices on the tape. But Amit Jogi, Ajit Jogi and Gupta denied any involvement.
The measures, that have a two-year time frame, include a house for the landless, a hand pump for drinking water, electricity, health check-ups and ration cards for all.
The schedule for Mukherjee’s first visit to the prime minister’s home state is jam-packed — he will visit Somnath and Dwarkadhish temples as well as Sabarmati ashram.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh talks about strengthening the state police to fight Naxals, defends himself in the PDS scam, and praises NGO work in the state.
For the past two weeks, however, the Jan Darshan has been besieged by people making an altogether direct request — money.
The official added that they have asked the company to furnish all the details about the sorties made.
“The only way to trace the truth in the Rs 54.38 crore scam in which hard earned money of 25,716 depositors of the bank has been siphoned off is (to have) an SIT probe monitored by the Supreme Court,” said Congress.
The BJP government received 50 votes, while the Congress secured 37 in the 90-seat assembly. Two Congress MLAs and an Independent legislator remained absent.
The discussion on the motion will take place on Friday when the Congress is likely to seek the resignation of the chief minister.