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Bhopal: Security personnel push and got Congress MLA off stage in Nitin Gadkari’s programme


Bhopal: The security personnel, during a programme of Union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurating three national highways, forcefully got Congress MLA, Bamhori, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, off the stage. The Congress MLA was angry as Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was not invited in this programme. Scindia’s name was neither in the invitation letter nor on the plaque.

Sisodia, registering protest over absence of Scindia’s name, started speaking loudly on microphone saying it was an insult to local people. Sisodia said it was Scindia who got the approval for these roads. Security personnel got MLA Sisodia off the stage for addressing people without his turn.

Sisodia, in a conversation with Free Press, said he had complained about this matter with Gadkari and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. CM had asked him to speak to collector on this issue. According to Sisodia, public works department (PWD) minister Rampal Singh gave wrong information to Gadkari that Scindia had refused to attend the programme. Sisodia claimed that it was totally wrong.

Sisodia said a proposal on violation of special rights in Lok Sabha on this matter was also under consideration. According to Sisodia, he would make a complaint to Governor about the ill-treatment meted out to him. Congress media-in-charge Manak Agarwal too has written to Governor Anandiben Patel and lodge a complaint. Agarwal wrote it was necessary to invite local MP in the programme as per protocol. He alleged that the act was motivated by political ill-feeling.


Gadkari seeks support from CM on Ken Betwa Project

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has sought support from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for long-awaited Ken-Betwa River Project. Gadkari, who had come in foundation stone laying ceremony and inauguration of national highways, asked Chouhan to come to Delhi and sign the documents concerned in this matter. Gadkari said Yogi Adityanath had also been informed about it. Gadkari said no land would be taken from Madhya Pradesh.

Gadkari said the project was important for Bundelkhand, which was backward for years. Gadkari said the Centre would spend 90 per cent of the money for the project. An express highway, from Delhi to Mumbai, costing Rs 1lakh crore has been finalized and it would dissect through 250 kilometres area within the state. Gadkari said the work would begin by December. He also gave information about the approval of Bhopal-Indore Expres Highway.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said in the programme, that Congress did nothing for the development of the state. He said a network of roads got developed across the state with the BJP government coming to the power.