Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday condemned the attack on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his convoy. Scindia, however, also said that he will not accept that Congress workers were behind the attack.
“I came to know about the incident that happened in Sidhi district. Some people hurled stones and slippers at Shivraj Chouhan. I condemn the incident in very strong words, but I wouldn't accept the fact that there is an involvement of Congress workers in it,” said Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The Congress leader also said that the incident needs to be probed thoroughly and the culprits should be put behind bars.
“Need a thorough investigation in the matter, and the culprits should be put behind bar as soon as possible. He is our Chief Minister, and I condemn the incident, where people attacked him with stones and slippers,” said Scindia.
Following the attack, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister blamed the Congress for instigating and having a role in the attack. Chouhan also said that the Congress party is “thirsty for my blood”.
“We fought on ideologies but this is condemnable that they hurled stones at me. They hurled stones at me in darkness. How can they hurl stones on a CM?" added Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
While interacting with media, Jyotiraditya Scindia also reacted on the alleged death threats, saying, “This shows the real face of BJP but I want to say with all my request I am not afraid of them.”
As per several media reports, a BJP MLA’s son has allegedly issued death threat through a Facebook post to Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia ahead of his rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Hatta district on September 5.
The Madhya Pradesh assembly elections are slated to take place somewhere in end of this year with the term of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s term coming to an end in January 2019. The state of Madhya Pradesh has 320 constituencies.