Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Dr. Charan Das Mahant is scheduled to visit Delhi to attend yet another crucial meeting of party screening committee chaired by CP Joshi. While Dr. Mahant admitted that attempts to announce maximum number of seats is being made, the all important decision on sitting MLAs including Mohla-Manpur legislator Shivraj Usare is also expected.
Thousands of party activists led by senior leader of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) rallied and marched towards the Chief Minister's residence staged 'Gherao' demanding resignation of Dr. Ramna Singh and four other Minister whose names figured in Narco test CD of the accused Umesh Sinha in the Indira Priyadarshini bank scam. The rally that commenced from Congress Bhawan was stopped by the police near the Divisional Commissioner's office where they had put up barricades to prevent any more advancement of he rally.
The much-awaited meeting of the congress MLAs was held on Sunday evening at the residence of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Ravindra Chaoubey to chalk out strating of Chhattisgarh Assembly starting July 15.
Expressing concern over sale of liquor at religious tourist destinations in State, Congress has demanded immediate closure of liqour shops in these areas with immediate effect. Congress MLA from Kota, Reenu Jogi raised the issue during the question hours in the ongoing budget session of Assembly here on Thursday. Drawing the attention of the House, she said that Navagaon, which has population of 2500 people has liquor shop and is located close to religious tourist destination Ratanpur.
Taking serious note of Kanker rape incident, the main Opposition party Congress has called for Chhattisgarh bandh on January 9 and also demanded that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on moral ground should resign from the post. Meanwhile, party members submitted memorandum to Governor Shekhar Dutt seeking ouster of ruling Government and there women counterpart staged massive demonstration and courted arrested here on Monday.
To continue their protest against the misdeed of ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, main opposition Congress will organise a massive public rally on December 28. During the rally, Congress will highlight corruption and irregularities by the government in past nine years. According to President of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Nand Kumar Patel, there is resentment among the masses over the prevailing corruption.
Terming the Nagar Suraaj Abhiyaan as fully driven by political motives, the Opposition Congress on the second and final phase of public contact campaign gave fitting reply by organizing grand finale of 'Save City Drive' at Azad Chowk in the State capital on Monday. The party alleged that had Dr. Raman Singh Government focused on benefiting the people of the State, the need would not have arisen for such public contact campaign at the juncture when Assembly elections are nearing.
Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) has condemned the beating of physiotherapy students here on Thursday. The physiotherapy students were demanding amendment in the counseling procedure and staged a demonstration at Budha Talab. The main opposition party Congress alleged that the students were staging a silent demonstration to demand justice but perturb over the issue, the antisocial elements belonging to ruling BJP Government roughed up the students at the demonstration venue.
On the eve of Nagar Suraaj Abhiyaan of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition Congress lick started its preparations for 2013 Assembly Elections by gearing up its entire rank and file. Under this, Senior Congress leader from Maharashtra Namdeo Usendi on Sunday reached the State Capital Raipur and addressed a marathon meeting of the Congress State leadership and party workers at the Congress Bhavan.
Congress has decided to oppose the 'Nagar Suraaj' campaign of the State Government. The public representatives of the party have asked the state Government to remove their photographs from the side of the Government representatives. A meeting was organised in Congress Bhavan on Friday wherein the Congress party workers were asked to make the people pressurize the campaign teams for fulfillment of their basic requirements and also to ensure that the campaign is opposed in all the 3084 Wards in the State.