Cong seeks CBI probe into two businessmen raided by I-T

Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh today demanded a CBI probe against two businessmen, who came under the I-T department scanner.

The I-T sleuths had last week raided the premises of builder and road contractor Dilip Suryavanshi and mining contractor and VNS Group of Institutions director Sudhir Sharma. However, details of the raids were not disclosed yet.

"We demand a CBI probe against the two businessmen and their links with the ruling BJP, in order to bring out the truth," Ajay Singh said.

Singh was speaking after submitting a memorandum in this regard to Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav at Raj Bhawan here.

The Congress leader claimed that he had raised the issue of Sharma's "rapid progress", during a discussion on the no-confidence motion during the last Winter Session of the state assembly. "At that time, it was being said that, I was making a mountain out of a molehill. But now people know the truth," he said.

Replying to queries, Singh clarified that even though some individuals in Congress could have been links to Suryavanshi and Sharma, Congress party has nothing to do with them. "I can confidently say that Congress neither has nor will ever have any links with such people," he said.

About Suryavanshi, he said that the number of dumpers owned by him had gone up from 12 just eight years back to 1,820 presently.

He also alleged that Suryavanshi's business turnover had increased from Rs 13 crore to Rs 5,000 crore in the last nine years.

Ajay Singh said that Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma should be removed from the state cabinet, as a revolver allegedly belonging to him was found at Sudhir Sharma's premises during the raid.

The Congress leader said that the minister had not made any mention of this revolver in the affidavit filed before the 2008 assembly elections.

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