BJP alleges Digvijay took bribe from builder, Congress denies
The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has alleged that Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh took crores of rupees from a local builder in lieu of granting undue favours to him when his party was in power in the state.
However, the Congress has denied the charges.
MP BJP unit president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan at a press conference last evening presented
documents, running into 160 pages, claiming to be from the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal and having evidence of payment of huge sum of money to Singh by a Bhopal-based builder.
"The Income Tax department officials conducted searches in May 2008 at the premises of a local builder and confiscated three diaries with entries of crores of rupees being paid to the then Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and even the builder had admitted during investigations that the entries were made by him," Chauhan claimed.
"The entries in the diary were made before 2003 and against the transaction 'CM and HCM' had been written.
Obviously, at that time Digvijay Singh was the Chief Minister," he said.