Staff Reporter, Bhopal Alleging that senior Congress leaders from Madhya Pradesh are not happy with the rapid progress being made by the state, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Ananth Kumar today said the Centre is meting out “step-motherly” treatment to the state on their indications.
Mr Kumar, who is also the incharge of the BJP’s state unit, made the statement while addressing the party’s first state executive meeting after the recent change of guard in the Madhya Pradesh BJP here. “Senior Congress leaders are indulging in spreading rumours and hatching conspiracy so that the state does not get assistance from the Centre,” he said. “The Centre is providing assistance to Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other Congress-ruled states but is meting out discriminatory treatment to Madhya Pradesh,” Mr Kumar said. Claiming that general secretary Digvijay Singh and union ministers Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia were involved in this conspiracy, he said the state was not getting adequate funds for repairing national highways. Exhorting party workers for the challenge that lay ahead before them in view of state assembly polls in November, Mr Kumar called upon them to not provide opportunity for those who were proving to be an obstacle before development.