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Shivraj says, MP was a Bimaru State in Congress rule

Bhopal: In reply to the discussion of the Governor’s address in Vidhan Sabha, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh remained ‘Bimaru’ in the 50 years of Congress rule in the state. But now due to relentless efforts of the BJP government, the state has become progressive. Presenting the comparative figures of the current development scenario and the state’s development status in 2003-04, he said that BJP government has brought about a major …

Babulal Gaur complains against bureaucrats

Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur on Tuesday complained in the Assembly that bureaucrats don’t answer his phone calls when he tries to speak to them about people’s problems. Gaur, also a former Home Minister, noted this reflects poorly on the State’s bureaucracy. The veteran BJP MLA made the observation during the Question Hour when Minister for Urban Administration Maya Singh was replying to his question regarding pollution caused by the garbage dumping …

Congress walkout in State assembly over SIMI activists jailbreak

Bhopal: Congress members on Monday walked out from the Madhya Pradesh assembly after expressing dissatisfaction over the reply of Jails Minister Kusum Mahadele over the alleged killing of eight SIMI escapees in an allegedly staged gunfight in the state. Earlier, Congress MLA Shailender Patel sought details of rules and their implementation regarding jail inspections etc. In reply, the minister told the assembly that jails in Madhya Pradesh were regularly inspected and the Bhopal jail was …

Rs 63.20 lakh spent in hiring eminent lawyers

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government has spent Rs 63.20 lakh so far to hire country’s eminent lawyers in the legal battle over reservation in promotion to state government officials, pending in the Supreme Court. In a written reply in the State Assembly on Thursday, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that an amount of Rs 63.20 lakh was paid to six prominent lawyers for arguing on behalf of the state government in the case of …

Tributes paid to Late Patwa, others

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on the second day of the budget session today after paying tributes to departed leaders including BJP veteran and former State Chief Minister Sundarlal Patwa. Paying tributes to Patwa, Speaker Sitasharan Sharma said the ex-CM passed away following a cardiac arrest on December 28 last year. Recalling his association with Patwa, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed him as an able administrator and said that he was one the …

Congress walkout over corruption charges

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Friday witnessed a walkout by the opposition Congress over the large-scale corruption in the White Tiger Safari said to be the first of its kind in the world in Satna District’s Mukundpur. During a calling attention notice of Sunderlal Tiwari, Jitu Patwari and Sukhendra Singh Banna (All Congress), Forest Minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar admitted that corruption took place in the project and the government rules and regulations were not …

Minister accepts delay in pension disbursement

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava on Thursday admitted in the Assembly that several complaints are being received over the delay of disbursal of pension amount to various categories of beneficiaries including poor, helpless, elderly and disabled. “The Government is taking steps to ensure that the same is distributed in time. The regime will organise gram sabhas across the state next month and ensure that not a single eligible person is …

Congress demands discussion over water crisis

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed an adjournment for 10 minutes following a ruckus by main opposition Congress members over their demand for a discussion on drinking water crisis in the state. Soon after the proceedings got underway today, Congress members created a pandemonium and sought discussion on the problem of drinking water in the state. Deputy Leader of Opposition Bala Bachchan and Congress member Ramniwas Rawat pointed out that the issue was …

Congress walks out, VAT amendment Bill passed

Bhopal: Amidst main the opposition Congress’ walking out, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed the Madhya Pradesh Value Added Tax (VAT) Amendment Bill along with two other amendment bills by voice vote. After the passage of VAT (Amendment) Bill, a clause of the Bill was passed and Dr Govind Singh and Ramniwas Rawat (both Cong) raised objection saying that the clause of the Bill should have been passed earlier. They said it was against …