RKDF penalty waiver , ‘BJP luring Cong MLAs with bagfuls of money’
BHOPAL : “The case against me is concocted”, said AICC general secretary and former chief minister Digvijay Singh while talking to the media outside state Economic Offences Wing (EOW) office here on Wednesday. He said that the case had been filed to settle political scores.
The EOW has registered a case against Digvijay Singh, former technical education minister Raja Pateria and chairman of the RKDF education society Sunil Kapoor in December 2015.
The former CM was questioned for more then three hours by the EOW officials. They asked him around 30 questions related the government decision to waive off penalty imposed on RKDF engineering college in 2000-01 and 2001-02.
He said the government has foisted the case on him as he had exposed the involvement of top ruling party politicians in many a scam. He also alleged that the state government was protecting its officers and till date no case had been filed against the then principal secretary and secretary of the technical education department. He also demanded that the CM should ask the CBI to investigate the case.
He lashed out on the EOW and alleged that sand was being illegally mined but the EOW has the time and the resources to investigate a 15-year-old case at its own initiative.
While talking about Rajya Sabha elections, he claimed that “The Congress candidate is going to win and added that the BJP was trying to lure Congress MLAs with ‘Thaila’ (bag with money)”.
Senior leaders do not accompany Diggi
The former chief minister Digvijay Singh was seen with few supporters, when he came to the EOW office to record his statement on Wednesday. He was in the EOW office for more than three hours. On February 27 Digvijay Singh had appeared in a local court. On that day huge crowd was seen along with the PCC Chief Arun Yadav and many others. In the month of October 2015, the ex-CM came to give his statement in police control room. He was accompanied by senior Congress leaders including Arun Yadav, Kantilal Bhuria and a large number of party workers.