Bhopal: Having cornered Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over variety of issues including illegal mining, transport recruit scam and Vyapam scam, opposition Congress has resorted to a unique tactic this time round.
Party chief spokesperson KK Mishra has written a letter to the Director General of Police Hrishi Kumar Shukla expressing concern over the safety of CM Shivraj. "The CM falls in VVIP security category but the police was not serious on his security and negligence remains evident time and again."
Mishra in the letter further said that on occasions, there are ant-social elements who remain present in the CM's function and even CM Chouhan does not know them. "At times, goons manage to get close to him by breaching the security barrier," Mishra said in the missive.
"As an opposition party, setting aside all the ideological, political and personal differences, we are concerned about CM Shivraj's security," said the party spokesperson who is pitted against Chouhan in a defamation suit filed by latter over his allegations in transport recruitment anomalies.
Showing plenty of political shrewdness, Mishra tagged pictures in which CM Shivraj is seen sharing space with people like goon Shiraj named in underworld don Abu Salem fake passport case, Dr Gulab Singh Kirar named in Vyaapam scam, Raghvendra Tomar also an accused in Vyapam scam, Dhruv Saxena named in ISI case and Katni hawala scandal accused Satish Sarawgi.
"Police should verify the credentials of those who remain present around CM Chouhan during public functions." Mishra said.
Interestingly, Mishra's lawyer had shown pictures of Raghvendra Tomar and Dr Gulab Singh Kirar to CM Chouhan during a recent hearing of defamation case but Chouhan had declined knowing them.
Meanwhile BJP's chief spokesperson Dr Deepak Vijayvargiya responding to the letter from Congress said that they (Congress) can't succeed their agenda by resorting to such tactics. "Police and security agencies take proper precautions in CM Shivraj’s security," he said.