Kailash’s tweet on ‘bullock-cart Metro’ puts MP govt in soup again
Bhopal: The national general secretary of BJP and ex-minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Vijayvargiya has managed to embarrass the state government yet again, this time on the issue of Metro project in Indore, his home town.
The BJP functionary tweeted on Saturday that ‘given the state government’s speed (on the project) it seems that the city (Indore) was getting a bullock cart and not a metro)’.
Though Vijayvargiya deleted the tweet within 45 minutes and replaced it with another one blaming ‘selfish motives of officials for ‘bullock-cart speed of metro project’, the harm was already done.
The original tweet as well as the replaced got into circulation on social media and the local unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lapped up the issue, raising several taunting questions over Vijayvargiya’s tweet statements.
The state secretary and national spokesman of AAP, Akshya Hunka counter-tweeted to ask the chief minister (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) to respond to the ‘allegations of his party’s general secretary’ and that Vijayvargiya should name the officials mentioned in the tweet.
Later, the party issued a statement, asking as to under whose pressure Vijayvargiya had to delete his original tweet? Was the voice of truth being subjugated in BJP? And that Vijayvargiya should make public the name of officers who were pulling back the metro project. The CM should bring the truth before the people, AAP has said.
Last week, Vijayvargiya had caused embarrassment for BJP government in MP when he said during a RSS coordination meet that corruption was rampant in bureaucracy in MP. Other state ministers and sister organizations of RSS had also reportedly made such allegations during the meeting, it was reported.
The MP Congress Committee also tweeted asking the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to clarify on Vijayvargiya's 'certificate to development work in MP', whether it was true or false.