MP: Digvijaya turns on own party ministers; BJP says no synergy between Cong leaders and ministers

Bhopal: Former minister Narottam Mishra of BJP has said that there is no coordination between Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and the ministers of his own party.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had criticised the statement of Madhya Pradesh home minister Bala Bachchan that police had fired in self-defence on farmers in Mandsaur in 2017, an incident that was raised strongly by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the campaign during the state polls.

Singh had said such a statement from the state home minister could not be accepted. He also took offense at the statement of forest minister Umang Singhar that there had been no misappropriation of funds in forestation alongside the Narmada river.

During poll campaign Cong had targeted BJP over Mandsaur firing

Notably the Congress had made Mandsaur firing incident a major poll issue and criticised the BJP for the incident. Congress had also alleged misappropriation of funds in plantation along Narmada.

Digvijaya Singh targeted his own government as the statements of home minister and forest minister are opposite to the stand taken by the party earlier.

Culprits will not be spared, tweets the CM

Kamal Nath also had to put out a tweet on Tuesday saying “the government will neither spare the culprits who fired at farmers in Mandsaur nor those involved in the forestation scam – this is our resolve”.

Issue was discussed inside House, it was wrong to raise it again: Mishra

On Wednesday, former minister Narottam Mishra of BJP said that Digvijaya Singh wanted to make his son Jaivardhan Singh the chief minister of state. He said there is no synergy between the ministers and the chief minister in the Congress government. The situation is that the CM and the ministers do not interact with each other.

Mishra said if the party leaders had objection to the response given by the ministers in the House then they could have discussed it with them instead of issuing public statements. He said traditionally the issues that have already been discussed in the House are not discussed again outside the House. Chief minister Kamal Nath had to issue clarification after Digvijaya’s statement, Mishra added.