Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan right this moment took a swipe at his former counterpart and Congress chief Kamal Nath as a “bigger problem than COVID-19”.
“Is Kamal Nath capable of fighting COVID-19? He is a bigger problem in Madhya Pradesh than COVID-19. We fought the crisis well,” Mr Chouhan mentioned whereas addressing individuals on finishing 100 days in workplace, information company ANI reported.
“We have deposited Rs 40,000 crore into the accounts of the poor in Madhya Pradesh under different schemes. Will Kamal Nath put this money? Kamal Nath had stopped every public welfare scheme in the state. We made arrangements to buy farmers’ produce even in this crisis,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
Mr Chouhan mentioned the previous chief minister lied to farmers about indebtedness. “Kamla Nath did not pay insurance premium. I paid the premium as soon as I formed government and deposited Rs 2,990 crore of insurance into farmers’ accounts,” Mr Chouhan mentioned.
Mr Chouhan turned Chief Minister for the fourth time simply earlier than the coronavirus lockdown was introduced in late March. The Congress authorities of Kamal Nath had fallen after shedding its majority. Since then each have been engaged in a disagreement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In the cupboard growth of Mr Chouhan this week, the transfer clearly went in favour of Jyotiraditya Scindia, the 49-year-old who switched to BJP from the Congress in March with 22 of his followers, resulting in the collapse of the state authorities.
But his is success in getting the BJP prime management’s backing for 11 ministerial berths for his aides, has led to a rebel of types within the BJP ranks.
Observers of the state politics have speculated about how the rivalry between Mr Chouhan and Mr Scindia will play out. At a rally to welcome the newcomer, the Chief Minister had in contrast him to “Bibhishan” – the brother of Ravaan in Ramayan, who was blamed for turning in opposition to his household.
With inputs from ANI