Tussle throughout the Chhattisgarh Congress has spilled onto the road following a highway rage incident involving a tribal MLA and a relative of state Health Minister TS Singh Deo.
On Saturday night, the convoy of Congress MLA from Balrampur, Brihaspati Singh, was passing by way of Ambikapur. Apparently indignant on the automobiles overtaking him, a younger man intercepted an escort car, smashed its windshield and verbally abused the safety personnel.
Police have lodged an FIR underneath the IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and named Sachin Singh Deo, a relative of the well being minister, and others. The accused have been arrested and their car seized.
During a press meet at which no less than 15 Congress MLAs have been current, Mr Singh accused the well being minister of attempting to get him murdered. He alleged that about 4 different MLAs may get killed.
“I just want to know what my fault is,” he requested and mentioned he’ll ask the identical query to “TS Baba”, referring to Mr Singh Deo, and Congress incharge for Chhattisgarh P L Punia. He mentioned he’s writing to celebration chief Sonia Gandhi and senior chief Rahul Gandhi on the matter.
“Get me killed if you want to, become CM if you want to, but tell me what is my fault for which you are getting me attacked,” he mentioned. “I am not a candidate for the CM seat, nor a claimant to a minister post… I am an Adivasi MLA… here to fight for development in my area. Where is the competition?” the MLA mentioned.
Mr Singh added that it’s his flaw that he calls a spade a spade. “Neither am I a supporter of Bhupesh Baghel, nor of T S Baba. I am a supporter of the Congress,” he mentioned.
Balrampur is within the Surguja subdivision, a stronghold of Mr Singh Deo. The well being minister can be the titular Maharaja of the Surguja princely state.
Taking a swipe at Mr Singh Deo’s royal background, the Balrampur MLA mentioned. “During the reign of Rajas and Maharajas, our ancestors would be tied up and flogged. We are from the new generation, literate, we know our rights. If we have expressed our opinions, what fault have we done? Will you beat us up now as well?,” he mentioned.
“We are with Bhupesh ji because he is doing good work,” the MLA mentioned. “We will urge Punia ji to do away with ministers who are spreading terror and not let the image of the Congress and the government get maligned.”
Responding to the allegations, Mr Singh Deo mentioned these are the celebration’s inside issues and attributed the MLA’s remarks to an emotional outburst. He additionally mentioned the legislators’ assembly was held in a cordial environment.
Asked concerning the allegations, he mentioned, “In that region, and to an extent in Chhattisgarh, I think people know me better than I do. There is not much to say.”
Reiterating that he thinks the allegations have been “emotional”, he mentioned issues grow to be clear when folks sit and discuss.
Interestingly, the Balrampur MLA and Mr Singh Deo have been seen posing collectively in footage clicked on the assembly.