Bhopal, India – The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken strong offense to recent corruption allegations made by Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Following her social media post that accused the BJP-led government in Madhya Pradesh of indulging in corrupt practices, the BJP has filed a police complaint and warned of severe consequences.
Gandhi’s allegations stem from a social media post in which she quoted a small-time contractors’ association claiming that “50% commission is sought in projects” in Madhya Pradesh. She further claimed that a union of contractors from the state had written a letter to the chief justice of the high court, alleging that they receive payment only after paying a 50% commission. Gandhi added that the people of Madhya Pradesh would remove the BJP government from power, as they did in Kerala.
In response, BJP leaders have deemed Gandhi’s allegations as false and filed a complaint at the crime branch in Bhopal, alleging “cybercrime.” State medical education minister Vishwas Sarang, along with BJP MLAs and other office bearers, submitted the complaint. They accused Congress leaders of spreading lies and attempting to create a false narrative.
Madhya Pradesh BJP president VD Sharma, in a press conference, pointed out that the letter circulating was fake, as the organization it purportedly came from doesn’t exist, and the contractor’s details were incorrect. He emphasized that the BJP would take robust action against this alleged manipulation of information.
“The Congress leaders lied by circulating a fake letter,” stated Sharma. He added, “The BJP will take strong action against this ‘cybercrime,’ and Gandhi will have to answer where this letter came from.”
In response to the BJP’s complaint, crime branch deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Srutakirti Somvanshi confirmed that an investigation is underway. The police will register a First Information Report (FIR) following the probe’s conclusion.
Congress president of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, dismissed the BJP’s allegations, stating, “Hundreds of corruption cases happened in the state. How many cases will they register? They are just trying to create a fake agenda, and people know it very well.”
As the investigation unfolds, the clash between the Congress and BJP highlights the intensifying political rhetoric and the growing influence of social media in shaping public opinion. The outcome of the investigation will likely have implications not only for the involved political parties but also for the discourse surrounding corruption allegations in the state.
Sources By Agencies