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A "Chance" Meet And A Missed Appointment: Shivraj Chouhan's "Masterstroke"

A 'Chance' Meet And A Missed Appointment: Shivraj Chouhan's 'Masterstroke'

The BJP used the day’s occasions to assault the Congress.


Two excessive profile conferences – a “probability” assembly between the present Madhya Pradesh chief minister and his predecessor and a much-anticipated assembly with one other former CM that did not materialise – dominated headlines within the state at this time. The agenda for the conferences was to debate farmers affected by twin irrigation initiatives, however political pundits felt Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has performed a ‘masterstroke’ on his rival occasion.

Whereas the CM cancelled the appointment with ex-CM Digvijaya Singh, he had a protracted chat with one other ex-CM Kamal Nath on the state hanger in Bhopal. 

Former CM and current Rajya Sabha member Mr Singh then sat on a dharna close to the CM’s residence over the cancellation of Friday’s appointment and sought a recent appointment from the CM in writing.

Flanked by farmers from Guna, Rajgarh, Vidisha and Bhopal districts, Digvijay Singh advised wantpassport that he had been requesting the CM’s workplace for a month and a half to debate the problem pertaining to the farmers whose land will come beneath the submergence zone of two upcoming irrigation initiatives. “I used to be lastly given an appointment by the CM’s workplace for the assembly scheduled at 11:15 am on Friday, however hours earlier than the scheduled assembly, I used to be knowledgeable that the CM would not meet me on Friday. Is that this what a former CM and current Rajya Sabha member deserves from the current CM,” he mentioned.


Digvijay Singh on the protest, surrounded by farmers.

1000’s of farmers shall be affected by the Tem and Suthalia irrigation initiatives. A whole lot of acres of land will come beneath the submergence space of the 2 initiatives and several other villages could be fully or partially submerged. The affected farmers haven’t obtained enough compensation. They’re opposing the compensation package deal being provided to them towards their land.

Exhibiting a map of his land, Shankar Dayaram of Lateri mentioned, “See my land at quantity 77, all the pieces round it’s beneath submergence however not mine? Others have gotten compensation; I’ve not obtained something”.

Balram from Bairagarh alleges that he’s being compelled to promote his land for as little as 2 lakhs per bigha. Hari Singh mentioned, “The survey was not finished, I’ve obtained no advantages – neither any home beneath PM Awas nor bathrooms…if the authorities take my land, the place will I’m going?” 

Mohar Singh of Raghunathpura mentioned, “Our whole village shall be submerged. We wish that the federal government ought to pay 60 lakh per hectare as compensation”.

The CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was on technique to Dewas to attend a BJP occasion, whereas ex-CM and current Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath had simply landed in Bhopal after a visit to his meeting constituency Chhindwara once they met by probability on the state hanger, not briefly, however reportedly for round 20 minutes. 

After the assembly, Kamal Nath instantly arrived on the protest web site. Whereas speaking to the media, he mentioned, “The CM advised me that he had no drawback in assembly with Digvijaya Singh, however nonetheless why is he staging a dharna? However after I met Digvijaya Singh right here at this time, he advised me that he was looking for time from the CM for a month and a half, and the time for the assembly was mounted at this time”. Nonetheless, Kamal Nath was visibly irritated when the media repeated the questions on the “probability assembly”.


Kamal Nath with Digvijay Singh on the protest.

The BJP then used the day’s occasions to assault the Congress, calling the occasion a “divided home”.

House Minister Dr Narottam Mishra referred to as Digvijaya Singh’s protest “aadibaazi (extortion)”. Taking part in Digvijaya’s video message, Mr Mishra pointed to his aggressive tone and questioned if that was the language of a Rajya Sabha member looking for an appointment. Mr Mishra additionally referred to as it “political hypocrisy”.

Cupboard Minister Vishwas Sarang mentioned that that is the results of factionalism in Congress. “Digvijay Singh pulls such stunts to maintain himself within the information. The Chief Minister has met Kamal Nath, the principle subject is that Digvijay Singh talks on this tone simply to remain within the information. Even Kamal Nath himself shouldn’t be giving him time to fulfill”.



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