The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh has issued a warning of legal action against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. This comes after she accused the saffron party-led government in the state of indulging in corruption through a social media post.
MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra dismissed the allegations as false and demanded proof from Gandhi Vadra to support her claims. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also denounced the opposition party, stating that they were spreading lies through social media. State Congress chief Kamal Nath claimed that there were thousands of corruption cases in the state.
State BJP chief V D Sharma accused Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of citing a fake letter to level the corruption allegations. The state Congress, on the other hand, vowed to prove the corrupt practices of the BJP-led government and accused them of creating political terror.
In her social media post on X, Gandhi Vadra claimed that a union of contractors from Madhya Pradesh had written a letter to the Chief Justice of the High Court, alleging that they receive payment only after paying a 50% commission. She stated that the BJP government in Karnataka used to collect a 40% commission and accused the Madhya Pradesh government of exceeding that level of corruption.
Mishra challenged Gandhi Vadra to reveal the name of the person or contractor who wrote the letter. He warned that if she failed to provide proof, the state government and the BJP would consider legal action. State BJP chief Sharma stated that the party would take legal action against Gandhi Vadra under cybercrime laws.
The Chief Minister, Chouhan, revealed that the letter mentioned Gandhi Vadra did not exist. He accused the Congress of misleading people through social media and spreading false information.
The Congress media department’s chairman, K K Mishra, affirmed that the party would prove the corruption of the BJP government. Meanwhile, a delegation of BJP leaders requested legal action against Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for sharing the alleged fake letter on social media to tarnish the image of the ruling party.