Thursday, January 21, 2021
Home Politics Madhya Pradesh: Operation Lotus vs Operation Panja? Congress accuses BJP of poaching its MLAs...

Madhya Pradesh: Operation Lotus vs Operation Panja? Congress accuses BJP of poaching its MLAs to topple state government

Rubbishing the allegations levelled against him, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that Digvijaya Singh is a blackmailer who tries to keep his relevance by issuing baseless statements

The Congress party on Tuesday claimed that the BJP took 10 of its MLAs from Madhya Pradesh to a luxury hotel in Gurugram as a part of its conspiracy to topple the government in Madhya Pradesh. As per reports, 6 Congress MLAs, 2 BSP and an independent MLA were allegedly held hostage in the ITC hotel in Haryana.

The high-voltage political drama started late Tuesday night after the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh set the Congress party on its heels when he accused the BJP of trying to overturn the government in Madhya Pradesh. Singh also alleged that a senior leader of the BJP had taken a BSP lawmaker to Delhi in a chartered flight, asserting that “poaching” attempts were being made by the BJP on Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh.

Digvijaya Singh accused the BJP of indulging in horsetrading by offering Rs 25-35 crores to the Congress MLAs to switch side. However, he added saying that there is no threat to the Congress government and it is absolutely safe.

As per reports, BSP MLA Rambai was allegedly manhandled when Congress ministers reached the hotel to meet her. “When we got to know about the BJP’s ploy, Jitu Patwari and Jaivardhan Singh went sent there. People with whom our contact was established were ready to come back to us. We were able to get in touch with Bisahulal Singh and Ramabai. Ramabai came back even when BJP tried to stop her,” Digvijaya Singh said.

Earlier, Jitu Patwari flew to Delhi to meet the Congress MLAs allegedly held against their will in an ITC resort in Gurugram. Speaking to news agency PTI, he said, “Senior BJP leaders including former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former ministers Narottam Mishra, Bhupendra Singh and Rampal Singh among others who had forcibly taken MLAs to a hotel in Haryana.”

“Shivraj Singh Chauhan is the mastermind behind all this. BJP wants to kill democracy. Is this the kind of politics Modiji talks about? MLAs have been offered Rs 50 to 60 crores to join the BJP. Some MLAs are in Bengaluru, but they are with us,” Patwari told news agency ANI.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh stated that Congress was successful in getting six of 10 MLAs out of the hotel and the party was in touch with the rest of the MLAs. 4 MLAs are still in the Gurugram luxury resort but the Congress leaders have claimed that they will soon return back.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath too reassuringly said that things are under control and the MPs will come back.

However, rubbishing the allegations levelled against him, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that Digvijaya Singh is a blackmailer who tries to keep his relevance by issuing baseless statements.

Regarding the allegations of being the mastermind of this “poaching” attempt, Chauhan said, “The matter is of their party but allegations are being levelled against us. There are so many factions within the Congress party that they are fighting within themselves.”

The ongoing upheaval can be attributed to the fact that the ruling coalition led by the Congress Party in Madhya Pradesh has a tenuous majority of 121 seats in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly. The BJP, on the other hand, has 107 MLAs. In such a scenario, the Congress MLAs switching sides to the BJP can topple the coalition government in Madhya Pradesh and provide the BJP with the prerequisite numbers to stake a claim at the government.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

 

Related Articles

Trending now

Alarming disinformation campaign by China spotted across media platforms against its vaccine’s criticism

From sensational headlines to misleading reports and insinuations, China is now playing the dangerous game to spread disinformation on its coronavirus vaccines.

Those who blamed Modi for market crashes must congratulate him for Sensex at 50,000

As market crosses 50,000 points, will those who blame him for crashes credit him for bullish trend?

Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India’s manufacturing facility in Pune. Details

Reports have stated that the fire incident happened at an under construction building and vaccine facilities are safe.

Twin suicide attack in Baghdad, Iraq leaves three dead, dozens wounded

As per reports, this was one of the rare suicide attacks in Central Baghdad.

How Indian Railways came to the rescue of a pregnant woman who slipped and injured herself: Read details

In just one hour of Ravi's tweet, the Indian Railways managed to get medical assistance for his pregnant wife.

Reuters’ ‘First Dogs’ video after Trump leaves White House is quite racist, especially towards India and Japan

Reuters could have used literally any other clip of Trump while speaking about dogs in White House

Recently Popular

Arnab vs Navika: Arnab responds to Navika’s emotional monologue, says he carried his shoes with him

Recently, Navika Kumar said that when Arnab left Time Now, she had his shoes to fill. However, Arnab gives a befitting reply.

The hidden chats in the TRP Chargesheet that nobody is talking about, not even the police: India Today and BARC

In the TRP case chargesheet, pages of personal chats between Arnab Goswami and the ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta have been added

‘Jack Ma is safe and sound’, is ‘laying low’ claims founder and chairman of equity firm Primavera Capital Group

Days after his unflattering opinion of the Chinese authorities, Alibaba founder Jack Ma went mysteriously missing

Has China constructed a new village inside Arunachal Pradesh? Not quite: How NDTV misled with its ‘exclusive’ report

Report China building a village inside Arunachal Pradesh was bought out by NDTV yesterday - and it turned out to be fake news

“Not forgetting this communication until death”: Chef turned filmmaker Vikas Khanna reveals how he was asked to pay for favourable reviews of his movie

Vikas Khanna stated that critics had asked him to pay 3 lacs for 3 star-rating and 4 lacks for 4 star-rating of his movie 'The Last Colour'

‘Comedian’ uses Kashmiri Pandit genocide to peddle propaganda about Munawar Faruqui

Samay Raina posted a tweet trivialising the horrors faced by exiled Kashmiri Pandits to oppose incarceration of Munawar Faruqui
- Advertisement -

 

After multiple FIRs against ‘Tandav’, makers of another Amazon Prime web series ‘Mirzapur’ in trouble, SC issues notice

The SC notice was issued following a petition complaining about UP's Mirzapur being portrayed in a bad light in the web series

Alarming disinformation campaign by China spotted across media platforms against its vaccine’s criticism

From sensational headlines to misleading reports and insinuations, China is now playing the dangerous game to spread disinformation on its coronavirus vaccines.

10 months after lockdown started, Lakshadweep reports the first coronavirus case. Details

The first Covid-19 case in Lakshadweep was reported just a few days after the UT revised its Standard Operating Procedures

Those who blamed Modi for market crashes must congratulate him for Sensex at 50,000

As market crosses 50,000 points, will those who blame him for crashes credit him for bullish trend?

Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India’s manufacturing facility in Pune. Details

Reports have stated that the fire incident happened at an under construction building and vaccine facilities are safe.

Bengal: TMC leaders attack BSF, accuse it of working for BJP’s benefit, BSF hits back

The BSF has responded to allegations meted at the force by TMC leaders.

Has the govt increased interest rate on Kisan Credit Card loan from 7% to 12%

The Press Information Bureau has 'fact-checked' the claims made by some media portals that interest on Kisan Credit Card loan has been increased.

Union government decides to conduct periodic performance reviews of Jamia faculty, teachers take offence

Following a union govt notification, Jamia authorities issued an order to subject teachers for periodic review of their performance

Twin suicide attack in Baghdad, Iraq leaves three dead, dozens wounded

As per reports, this was one of the rare suicide attacks in Central Baghdad.

Alibaba stocks soar eight per cent after Jack Ma makes his first public appearance since October

Alibaba stocks soared more than eight per cent on Wednesday after billionaire founder Jack Ma made his first public appearance since October 2020.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
496,912FollowersFollow
22,800SubscribersSubscribe