Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government has begun sealing the bungalows of the former ministers of the Kamal Nath government who have not vacated them even after losing power.
Bengaluru: In a no-nonsense action, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan has begun sealing the bungalows of the former ministers of the Kamal Nath government who have not vacated them even after losing power.
In fact, the BJP government had issued notices to these former ministers last week itself, but they had not answered it.
As per a popular website, former ministers whose bungalows have been sealed are former ministers Tarun Bhanot, Sajjan Singh Verma and Hukum Singh Karada.
The popular website added that the home department of Madhya Pradesh has also issued notices to Brijendra Singh Rathore, Omkar Singh Markam, Priyavrat Singh, Sukhdev Panse, Umang Singhar, P C Sharma, Kamleshwar Patel, Lakhan Ghanghoria, Sachin Yadav and Surendra Baghel. Bhanot was served two notices in a quick succession.
But the Congress has taken offence to it saying such action should not have been taken. It also drew the attention of the general public to the fact that the Supreme Court and the MP high court are not in favour of such action during the ongoing crisis.
The website which we referred to also stated former minister Govind as saying, "The action during lockdown is in violation of the government of India's directives. The language used by the government officials is also offending. Normally a month's time is given before such action.”
BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan stormed back to power a few weeks before as Kamal Nath’s Congress government lost majority and had to concede defeat.
Though the Congress government approached the top court, the top court asked it to prove its majority within 24 hours. Sensing an ignominious defeat, Kamal Nath resigned the next day, paving way for the BJP to form government.
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Last Updated May 21, 2020, 6:34 PM IST