Bhopal | Jagran News Desk: Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Umang Singhar on Monday accused senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh of running the state government by proxy.

“All I can say about honourable Digvijaya Singh is that he's running the government from behind the curtains,” said Singhar who is one of the 28 cabinet ministers in the Kamal Nath government.

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“Everyone, the people of Madhya Pradesh as well as Congress workers, knows he is actually running the government from behind the scenes. When he is actually running the government, there is no need for him to write letters to ministers to get work done,” he added.

Digvijay Singh had written a letter to ministers and had asked them about the action taken on his previous letters recommending transfers and other work. He also asked for an appointment with them by August 31 to follow up on his requests.

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“I had forwarded applications related to various subjects, including transfers, between January and August 15, 2019, for necessary action. I had also requested you in separate letters to inform me about the action taken on my letters and whether the action was not possible in any of these cases. To know about the action taken on the above letters sent by me, I want to meet you before August 31, 2019,” said Singh in his letter written in Hindi.

Singhar’s outbrust against Singh is a sign of worry for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh amid a tussle for the post of state Congress chief. Singh is also believed to be backing a candidate, Congress veteran Arjun Singh's son, for the top state post.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma