Congress to counter Chouhan’s protest

January 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Jan 30 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh’s main opposition the Congress Monday said it will hold a counter-protest against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s proposed ‘maun vrat’ (vow of silence) Thursday.

Chouhan’s protest is aimed at highlighting the central government’s alleged delay in giving its nod to a bill which the state had passed to set up special courts to deal with corruption cases.

“Congress leaders too will sit on a ‘maun vrat’ to expose Shivraj Singh Chouhan and to urge the Lokayukta to raid the chief minister, his ministers and higher officials rather than just the lower officials,” Congress leader Digvijay Singh told reporters here.

Reacting to the comments, Chouhan said: “It seems Congressmen have Shivraj nightmares and ‘Shivraj phobia’.”

The Madhya Pradesh assembly had passed the special courts bill in April 2011.

After seizure of massive wealth during Lokayukta raids on government officials, Chouhan renewed his efforts to get the central government’s approval for the bill.

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