Kolkata

Cong. wants to get me killed, says BJP MLA

BJP MLA Vishvas Sarang, accused by the Congress for his involvement in the attempt at “horsetrading” recently, on Friday wrote to the Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police alleging the removal gunman from his security cover was a conspiracy by the Congress to get him assassinated, so that BJP numbers in the Vidhan Sabha fell and the government could be secured. The Congress has denied the charge.

“By withdrawing the gunman, the Congress wants to get me killed or lynched. I’ll still go out in public,” the legislator from Narela, Bhopal told reporters. “They are perpetrating injustice against us, and this is their way of reducing our numbers in the Assembly, so that their government is protected.”

Pointing that he was informed by the police that another gunman would be deputed with him, Mr. Sarang said he’d not accept the replacement. “With the new one, they’ll try to spy on me or kill me.”

Mr. Sarang is a former Minister who Congress MP Digvijaya Singh on Thursday blamed, besides four other BJP leaders, of indulging in the attempt at “horsetrading” recently. Mr. Singh had claimed the leaders were luring MLAs supporting the Kamal Nath government with bribes to cross over, in an attempt to subvert the regime.

Claiming the Congress government targeted him after Mr. Singh levelled the charge, Mr. Sarang said,“It seems like this episode was scripted by Digvijaya Singh. His own son led the ‘rescue’ of his own supporters. All this just to upstage his political existence,” he said.

Stating BJP leaders were seeking sympathy with such “frivolous remarks”, State Congress media incharge Shobha Oza said, “Such statements suggest that after the BJP’s plan to snatch away the government by murdering democracy was foiled, its leaders haven’t just gone mad but owing to sadness and disappointment become mentally deranged. Predators are now referring to themselves as prey.”

Ms. Oza explained that the charge was baseless as transfers of security personnel and government officials was a routine exercise.

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