Corruption main issue in Madhya Pradesh polls: Congress

June 5th, 2008 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) Corruption would be the main issue in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, Congress general secretary V. Narayan Sami said here Wednesday. Sami, in-charge of party affairs in Madhya Pradesh, told reporters that the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) government had plunged into corruption with several ministers facing charges.

“While 11 ministers in Chief Minister Shivraj Singh’s cabinet stand accused of corrupt activities, FIRs (first information reports) against eight of them, including the chief minister, has been registered by the Lokayukta which is looking into the charges,” he said.

He said that besides Ajay Vishnoi who had resigned as health minister due to charges of corruption, Jugal Kishore Bagri and Om Prakash Dhurve had to quit as ministers earlier due to similar charges.

Assembly elections are due in the state later this year.

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