Madhya Pradesh: Used to take Congress’ help to raise issues during Shivraj Chouhan govt, says Sumitra Mahajan

Sumitra Mahajan

Former Indore Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said that in order to create pressure on the then Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh, she used to take help of Congress leaders to raise issues concerning the development of her constituency, Indore.

“I could not raise issues of public interest many a times during the previous BJP government in MP. Then, in hush hush manner, I used to tell them (Congress leaders) to raise such issues, promising them I will ask (then) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to do the needful,” the former Lok Sabha speaker said.

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“We rise above party politics when we set forth for Indore’s development,” she added.

Her honest confession was praised by Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Tulsiram Silawat.

“The former MP’s words should be taken in the right spirit. Tai (as Mahajan is popularly known) always thought of Indore region’s progress, and that leaders cutting across party lines should be a part of it,” Hindustan Times quoted Silawat as saying.

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