A fierce battle has erupted in Madhya Pradesh after Congress leaders levelled allegations against the BJP of reportedly holding at least nine Madhya Pradesh MLAs against their will at a Gurugram hotel. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said one of those lawmaker, suspended BSP MLA Ramabai has returned despite the BJP leaders trying to stop her.
Speaking to the media Singh said, “When we got to know, Jitu Patwari and Jaivardhan Singh went there. People with whom we could establish contact were ready to return to us. We were able to get in touch with Bisahulal Singh and Ramabai. Ramabai came back, even when BJP tried to stop her.”
He further said, “BJP’s Rampal Singh, Narottam Mishra, Arvind Bhadauria, and Sanjay Pathak were offering them money. Had there been a raid, they would have been caught. We think 10-11 MLAs were there. Only four are still with them now, they will also come back to us”.
On Monday, the Congress veteran had alleged that BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Narottam Mishra were offering bribes of Rs25-35 crore to Congress MLAs in order to bring down the Congress government in the state.
Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday accused BJP of resorting to horse-trading in order to bring down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. He said that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Rambai was brought to the national capital by a chartered flight on Monday by a BJP leader.
Confirmation of MLAs at Gurugram Hotel
-Rambai (BSP), Patharia
-Bisahulal (Congress), Anuppur
-Hardeep Singh (Congress), Suwasra
-Surendra Singh Shera (Independent)
-Sanjeev Kushwaha (BSP), Bhind
-Aindal Singh Kansana (Congress), Sumawali