A video of a Congress MLA from Chhattisgarh purportedly sitting in entrance of bundles of money has triggered a row with the BJP elevating allegations of “corruption” within the state whereas the legislator in query stated it was a conspiracy to malign his picture.
Chhattisgarh BJP basic secretary OP Choudhary on Sunday shared this video on his social media deal with claiming Congress has made Chhattisgarh a den of corruption.
The video clip reveals MLA Ramkumar Yadav sitting on a settee positioned beside a mattress the place bundles of money are stored. One other man is seen sitting together with Yadav, whereas the face of a 3rd particular person sitting beside the money on mattress shouldn’t be seen.
“Will Congress settle for this video during which bundles of notes are positioned in entrance of its MLA or if it has any doubt over the video, will it present the braveness handy over the matter to CBI for investigation?” Choudhary wrote on X.
कांग्रेस विधायक जी के सामने रखे नोटों की गड्डी वाले इस वीडियो को स्वीकार करेगी या वीडियो पर कोई संदेह है तो जाँच के लिये CBI को सौंपने का साहस दिखायेगी??
या फिर कोयला वाले वीडियो की तरह मेरे ऊपर FIR दर्ज करायेगी??
ये हैं कांग्रेस के छत्तीसगढ़ में चंद्रपुर के विधायक रामकुमार… pic.twitter.com/HGKSrHXTEm
— OP Choudhary (@OPChoudhary_Ind) September 17, 2023
He stated Yadav, who represents the Chandrapur constituency, identifies himself as poor and lives in a home beneath the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
“His father and grandfather used to graze cattle as nicely, as he claims. However see the bundle of money stored in entrance of him on this video going viral on social media.
“All Congressmen have looted Chhattisgarh for 5 years. Congress’s tradition of corruption and Mafia Raj… There’s a mafia raj in all the things, together with fly ash, sand, coal, liquor…” the BJP chief alleged.
Addressing a press convention, Choudhary stated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel ought to present braveness to just accept the “fact” of this video and take motion towards his occasion MLA.
If Baghel has any doubt over the video then he ought to advocate a CBI probe into the video, he added.
Hitting again, MLA Ramkumar Yadav dubbed the video as a conspiracy to malign his picture by some “feudalists who cannot digest when a son of poor turns into MLA”.
“Those that have posted this video solely can inform its goal. Neither I’m wanting on the cash nor was my consideration in the direction of it. I used to be simply sitting there and one thing was being advised to me. It appears it was posted simply to malign my picture as I come from a poor household,” he claimed.
Commenting on the video, he requested, “ If I get photographed with an plane does it imply I turn into its proprietor? If Ramkumar will get photographed with an enormous palace, will he turn into its proprietor?” Meeting elections in Chhattisgarh are due later this yr.
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