published by, Pragati Pal
Last Update: July 21, 2023, 3:38 PM IST
The debate on the no-confidence motion moved by the BJP against the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in the state assembly on Friday began with the opposition party citing a 109-point “charge sheet” targeting the ruling dispensation.
The debate is likely to continue till late evening.
The monsoon session of the state assembly ends on Friday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday moved a no-confidence motion against the government.
This is the last session of the assembly before the state goes to polls later this year.
During the debate, which began around 12 noon, the opposition members accused the ruling Congress of failing on several fronts and betraying the youth and contract workers.
Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel presented the 109-point charge sheet in the House.
Initiating the debate, senior BJP MLA Brijmohan Agarwal hit out at the Congress government and said the no-confidence motion has been brought because it has become “deaf and dumb” and a “killer” of democracy.
He said that the atrocities committed by the Baghel government against the youth were more than the atrocities committed by the British rulers.
Referring to the ‘naked’ protest by men from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community earlier this week demanding action against those getting government jobs using fake caste certificates, Agarwal said the youth in this government are have to take off their clothes.
He alleged, “The Congress government cannot develop the state… rather it is engaged in self-welfare.”
Taking a dig at the recent changes in the ruling Congress organization and cabinet, Agarwal said, “The chief minister has neither trust in his cabinet colleagues nor his party chief, while the ministers have no trust in the CM.” He was referring to the removal of Congress leader Mohan Markam as Congress’s Chhattisgarh unit chief and induction into the Baghel-led cabinet and minister Premsai Singh Tekam from the cabinet.
Aggarwal also targeted the Congress government over corruption including the alleged liquor scam.
Meanwhile, the MLAs of the ruling party including ministers stopped him and retaliated on his allegations. However, Deputy Speaker Santram Netam asked the ministers not to interrupt and said that everyone would get a chance to speak during the discussion on the no-confidence motion.
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