Bhopal, Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly's Leader of the Opposition Satyadev Katare today demanded action against the Inspector General, Superintendent of Police and Collector of Jabalpur for "violating" the Model Code of Conduct by working as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's "agents".

"Owing to the administration's negligence, BJP Legislator Pratibha Singh's son dared to open fire on Congress workers. A case should be registered against Ms Singh. Action must be taken against the Collector, Raisen, who rejected the Congress candidate's B form. The Congress demands sacking of the collector," he told media here.

The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee complained to the Election Commission regarding these matters, Mr Katare said, adding that government offices are being converted into BJP workplaces.

When pointed out that the EC already transferred four collectors, he said, "That is not sufficient and the Commission should take more stringent action as the Congress received several complaints regarding Code violation by the BJP and collusion between the administration and the saffron party."

To a query, about Satna's Congress MLA Narayan Tripathi -- who entered BJP ranks today -- Mr Katare alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is encouraging such trends, which are dangerous for democracy.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)