Raipur:In a big jolt to Congress party in Chhattisgarh, 200 party workers, two block general secretaries and four district general secretaries have resigned from the party. 200 workers in Gariaband district have resigned. This development, which is a setback for Congress, has come to fore on the backdrop of the ongoing crisis in the state over two and a half year formula for the post of chief minister.
The workers have leveled serious allegations against Congress MLAS from Rajim Amitesh Shukla. Shukla has been accused by the workers of shielding a sarpanchagainst whom they demand action. The sarpanch is facing allegation of corruption.
Kopra Panchayat workers have sent resignation letters to Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) president Mohan Markam, state in-charge P L Punia, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, district in-charge minister Amarjeet Bhagat, MLA Amitesh Shukla, district president Bhavsingh Sahu and block president RupeshSahu.
The resignation letter also includes names of District General Secretary Rajesh Yadav, Omkar Singh Thakur, Thakur Ram Sahu and Motilal Sahu. Apart from this, workers of more than 200 workers including two Block General Secretaries Rickesh Sahu and Nandkumar Sahuhave also resigned.
Villagers demanding action against Sarpanch
According to the villagers Sarpanch Dolly Sahucommitted corruption on a large scale and therefore they demanded action against her. But Congress MLA AmiteshShukla is not supporting them in this matter. Rather he is supporting the Sarpanch.
\Kopra is the stronghold of Congress
Kopra is the biggest gram panchayat of the district and has been stronghold of Congress. Resigning of a large number of Congress workers in this way can put the Congress in trouble here. Meanwhile, Congress District President Bhav Singh said that he has just got information about this matter. Resignation of any office bearers and workers will not be accepted and they will settle the matter soon.
\ MLA Amitesh Shukla
Amitesh Shukla has been elected to Chhattisgarh Assembly for the third time as an MLA. In the 2018 assembly elections, he defeated BJP's Santosh Upadhayaby a margin of 58000 votes. Amitesh is the grandson of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla and son of Shyamacharan Shukla. Shyamacharan Shukla was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. This is the reason why Amitesh has a hold not only in his own assembly but also in other parts of the state.