Shivraj prevented security guard from duty: Opposition


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh today alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan prevented a security guard from discharging his official duty by raising hand against him. In a statement issued here, Singh said that Chouhan pushed and shoved a security guard during his road show in Dhar district’s Sardarpur. He criticised the Chief Minister’s misbehaviour with a government employee in public. The statement comes in the wake of a video that has become viral on social media wherein Chouhan is seen moving in a crowd during campaigning for municipal polls in Sardarpur. Chouhan is allegedly seen as pushing a security guard in the video. Meanwhile, certain BJP leaders remained tight-lipped when contacted to comment over the video. “Chouhan – who is intoxicated by power – has begun expressing the frustration of his slipping mass base and failed policies in public,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. Singh said that Rajgarh District Bharatiya Janata Party President Badrilal Yadav’s undignified comment has exposed the party that brags about being cultured. No action is being taken Mahidpur legislator Bahadur Singh Chouhan who is indulging in anarchic activities. The opposition parties including Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have demanded registration of case against chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. MPCC chief spokesman KK Mishra said slapping an on duty government employee is an offence and necessary action should be initiated against the CM. He said the CM appears to be venting his ire and frustration caused by sliding mass base and unsuccessful policies. Mishra said the chief minister’s act tantamount to creating obstruction in government work and for that he is liable to be booked under relevant section of the IPC. The AAP state convener Alok Agarwal said the incident is a result of CM’s frustration following negative feedback during the election campaign.