Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) media department head KK Mishra said that the BJP is frightening the electorates by saying that since they are in power in Madhya Pradesh and at the Centre, they would not release funds to those urban bodies where Congress emerge victorious. Instead of spreading confusion, they should first tell the people what they have done in the last 10 years during their rule at the Ujjain Municipal Corporation, he said adding, If a public representative is capable then he would be able to avail ample of resources and there would be no problem to run the affairs of any urban body.
Addressing a press conference at the Ksheer Sagar located Rajiv Bhavan the headquarters of district Congress on Thursday, Mishra termed the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as a 'ghoshna veer' (a person who makes hollow announcements only). The statements made by BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and the then Rajya Sabha member Raghunandan Sharma endorses my uttering, he said. Mishra also accused the CM of violating the model code of conduct and said that the CM had violated the code of conduct by not only giving a banquet to the elected panchayat representatives unopposed, but by declaring to give them cash as well at his residence in Bhopal. Mishra also charged that the State Election Commission headed by BP Singh is doing partiality in ensuring proper compliance of the model code of conduct.
Responding to a query that why the party is hesitating to show the doors to rebels and traitors in the current elections, the PCC media head tried to defend them. We have objection on saying a candidate as 'baagi' (rebel). We have made a strategy that persons could contest the elections as 'anadhikrat' (unauthorised) candidates and we have got almost 99 per cent success in ensuring that they don't fight against the Congress's authorised candidates. We have expelled those candidates, who were posing threats to the prospects of the party's authorised candidates, for six years from the primary membership of the Congress and the rest 80 per cent would withdraw from the field shortly. Digvijaya Singh is looking after the exercise of damage control, Mishra added.
Responding to a question about Congressí stand on the killing of a tailor in Udaipur a couple of days ago, Mishra said Rahul Gandhi had already issued a statement in this regard. What are you expecting from those persons who managed to get their government at the centre for the second time in the name of a fake terrorist attack on soldiers in Kashmir. They want to divide and rule and they are inclined towards the killings of innocent persons like that of Udaipur, he commented. City Congress Committee president Ravi Bhadoria and Pradesh Mahila Congress vice-president Noori Khan were also present during the press conference.