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BJP not interested in toppling Cong govt in MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
Asserting that the BJP is not interested in toppling the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, its national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said the saffron party cannot take the responsibility for the "infighting and corruption" within the state government, "which might lead to its downfall".
Speaking on a recent incident in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao involving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Chouhan said the lawmaker was suspended from the party and arrested by the police.
"From the very beginning, we have categorically maintained that we are not interested in toppling the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, but we cannot take any responsibility for the infighting and corruption in the state government, which might lead to its downfall," the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said.
Speaking on the Unnao event, he said, "We would never tolerate such unethical, immoral and criminal activities in our party. Stern action will be taken irrespective of the person and his stature."

The CBI has booked BJP MLA Sengar and nine others on the charge of murder in connection with a truck-car collision in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli that killed two women and left a 19-year-old woman, who had accused the legislator of raping her in 2017, critically injured.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 5:30 PM IST

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