New Delhi :
Cracking the whip over alleged “fixing” of a 2014 assembly bypoll to ensure BJP’s win, Congress today expelled former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi’s son Amit Jogi from the party for six years and dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack Chief Minister Raman Singh on the same issue.
Congress alleged “Chattisgarh issue revolves around monetary allurement offered by BJP’s Chief Minister Raman Singh to Congress candidate for withdrawing from his candidature” and added “Modiji’s solemn promise to people was ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ and ‘Na Khaoonga Na Khane Doonga’.
“Congress Party has taken action against one of its leaders. Will Modiji now show the courage of his conviction by seeking Raman Singh’s resignation or sacking him?,” AICC Communication Department Chairman Randeep Surjweala said in a statement.
Reiterating the party’s demand for a thorough probe into the matter, Surjewala asked “will the PM now order a fair probe through a Supreme Court judge or SIT monitored by the Supreme Court?
“Therein lies the test of truth of promise made by Modiji to people,” he said.