Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has accused Enforcement Directorate (ED) for targeting him over Mahadev betting app payoffs and regarded it as a part of tactics and strategies of them to target BJP opponents ahead of Assembly elections reschedules for November 7 and 17 where congress is expected to come back in power against BJP.
In an exclusive interview to media houses, Chhattisgarh’s CM Bhupesh Baghel said that he was also the target of BJP and they are using independent agencies and organisations also just to maintain their political gains that too just three days prior to the first ballot scheduled on 7 November. Bhupesh Baghel said that he was also the target of BJP and they are using independent agencies and organisations also just to maintain their political gains that too just three days prior to the first ballot scheduled on 7 November.
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Chhattisgarh’s CM Bhupesh Baghel justification over Mahadev app case
Many senior leaders and including PM Narendra Modi have attacked Chhattisgarh’s CM Bhupesh Baghel over the same case and in his defence, Chhattisgarh’s CM while giving justification to media personnels explained the chronology of the case and argues that how the tactics and strategies of BJP to accuse him in a false case is very clear.
He said that the timings of ED arrival and the Mahadev app was already under investigation under the rule of their rule and have arrested around 450 people and had issued several lookout notices but no one has been arrested.
Without directly mentioning the names of the personnels, he said that ED’s only motive is to accuse or degrade his image in the upcoming assembly elections.
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When Chief Minister Bhagel was asked about the allegations he said that one just catch some random people and make them to give their statements through the use of force and seek out to some emails from random persons involved in case regarding receiving 500-800 crore rupees without conducting proper investigation and taking statements of the concerned people in the case.
He further expressed his concern and asked the ruling government why they are not banning these apps. He said it is in the power of the ruling party to ban Mahadev app and other betting platforms but why are they not doing this. He further alleged that not banning these apps simply shows the level of setting that these apps have with the government internally.
Media also asked CM Bhupesh Bhagel about ED summoning many stalwarts in recent times including Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal, former Deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia in corruption cases, he said that BJP does not have trust over their merits to win electorates and due to this they resort to such kind of cheap tactics and strategies.
To answer the polling or elections battle, he said that Congress’s protest and presence cannot be affected by the presence of multiple regional parties and alliances in coalition and further added that their impact to create split in votes will be very limited which will be similar to independent candidates in certain pockets.
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Further possibilities in Mahadev app case
BJP is yet to make any remark in response to the statements and allegations of using independent organization in their favor to win political gains by the Chhattisgarh’s CM Baghel. It will be interesting to see the response of the citizens and the decision that they will make in the upcoming Assembly elections. Congress is confident enough to return to power again in Chhattisgarh this year also but it’s on people’s decision how they see this whole scenario and make a conscious decision in elections.