Shivraj Singh Chouhan played tricks to return to power: Sachin Pilot


Sachin Pilot said the BJP government under Shivraj Chouhan did nothing for the farmers (File)


Rajasthan Congressman Sachin Pilot said on Saturday that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had played tricks to return to power after he dislodged Kamal Nath’s dispensation in March.

Addressing a side rally in Biaora, Mr Pilot said people voted for Congress in the 2018 Parliamentary Assembly polls after 15 years of BJP rule.

“However, the three-time chief minister (Mr. Chouhan) was unhappy and played tricks and backdoored power,” Pilot said without giving further details.

He said the BJP government led by Mr Chouhan had done nothing for farmers and claimed the highest number of agriculture-related suicides had taken place in parliament.

He said the Centre’s new agricultural laws would force mandis to close, lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price mechanism and lead businesses and industry to make decisions in the sector, including on the purchase price of products.

He said the Congressional government under Nath gave up on agricultural loans while the BJP promised jobs and investments but ended up playing the “temple-mosque, Hindu-Muslim, China-Pakistan-Sri Lanka” cards.

Responding to the remark about Mr. Chouhan’s “stuff”, MP BJP chief spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya said Pilot was making baseless allegations, adding that “the Congressional government has fallen here due to internal conflicts “.


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