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Cong govt in MP running transfer industry, claims BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The Congress-led government is a running a "transfer industry" to mint money, in the process bringing development to a standstill, former and senior leader claimed Saturday.

The BJP, which was defeated in the November, 2018 state Assembly polls after a 15-year stint in power, Saturday organised protests in several districts of the state to mark what it claimed was over 100 days of corruption by the Kamal Nath government.

The government headed by Kamal Nath was sworn in on December 17 last year.

"Youth are being cheated. Nobody is getting employment. Development has come to a standstill. Only one industry is flourishing in (after the took over) and that is the transfer industry," Chouhan said at one such party protest here.

"In the morning, a person is transferred from to In the evening, he is transferred from to Asta. In the evening, he is shifted from Asta to Dewas and at night from Dewas to Ujjain," Chouhan said.

"These (transfers) are not taking place without the greasing of palms. Everything is on sale here," the alleged.

At several protest sites, workers carried placards that read "Rs 281 crore corruption in 100 days, a record of development".

The monetary figure is a reference to the recent Income Tax searches in several premises of people close to Nath, including his former on Special Duty.

The had on April 8 said it had detected a "widespread and well-organised" racket of collection of unaccounted cash of about Rs 281 crore during raids against close aides of Nath and others.

The I-T department had on April 7 launched pre-dawn raids at 52 locations of people and associates linked to Nath by involving about 300 tax sleuths.

The 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state will go to polls in four phases beginning on April 29.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 18:50 IST