Scuffle breaks out between Digvijaya, BJP minister
Bhopal: There was a scuffle between Congress’ Rajya Sabha member Digvijaya Singh and a minister of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Viswash Sarang over “bogus” voting for the district Panchayat president’s post in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. As a result, there was a ruckus outside the district Panchayat office where voting to elect district Panchayat president was going on. It all began after Singh alleged that nine votes were cast on the grounds of fake medical certificates and tried to enter the Panchayat office.
The heavy police contingent posted outside the Panchayat office stopped Singh and the Congress from entering there. On getting information, an MLA from Bhopal Sarang also reached the spot and he was heard ordering cops to take away Singh and Congress workers. Singh alleged that the members of the ruling party were bringing the cars full of people to cast bogus votes for their candidate. The workers of the BJP and the Congress raised slogans against one another and chaos prevailed outside of the Panchayat office. The Congress workers also did not let a minister Bhupendra Singh enter the office. Election of district Panchayat president has become a prestige issue for the BJP, as it has already lost five municipal corporations out of the 16 to the Congress.