In a recent political twist, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda has accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of not sparing even ‘Mahadev’, referring to the Enforcement Directorate’s charge that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had received a massive sum of ₹508 crore from promoters of the online betting app Mahadev Book.
This allegation has sparked controversy and raised questions about the integrity of the Congress party. Let’s delve deeper into this ongoing saga.
Congress and Money in Politics
JP Nadda, while addressing a public rally in Chhattisgarh, alleged that the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, along with Congress leader Kamal Nath, were involved in collecting money for the Congress family.
Referring to the alleged bribery case, Nadda emphasized that they had not even spared ‘Mahadev’. This raises concerns about the integrity and ethics of the Congress party in their pursuit of power.
The Enforcement Directorate has claimed that a person named Asim Das was sent from the UAE to deliver a substantial amount of cash for the election expenses of the ruling Congress in Chhattisgarh.
Additionally, Asim Das confessed that ₹508 crore had been paid to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel by the promoters of the Mahadev app.
These allegations have put the Congress party on the defensive, with questions being raised about their association with a betting app and the source of the funds.
Prime Minister Modi’s Concerns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his concerns over the Congress party’s connection with the betting app promoters operating from Dubai.
He demanded an explanation and clarity on the allegations made by the Enforcement Directorate regarding the Mahadev betting app.
PM Modi emphasized that even the name of ‘Mahadev’ was not spared from corruption, further highlighting the seriousness of the allegations against the Congress.
The timing of these allegations is significant as Chhattisgarh is gearing up for Assembly elections.
The elections will be held in two phases, with the first phase scheduled for November 7 and the remaining seats going for polling on November 17.
The counting of votes is scheduled for December 3. These allegations have the potential to sway voters’ opinions and determine the fate of the political landscape in Chhattisgarh.