Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s 50% Commission Claim Rocks Madhya Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's 50% Commission Claim Rocks Madhya Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kamal Nath, and Arun Yadav have been accused of cheating and forgery by the Indore Police after they shared a post on Twitter alleging that the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is demanding 50% commission from contractors. The post was shared on the Twitter handles of the three Congress leaders on Friday.

On Friday, Priyanka wrote on Twitter that a union of contractors from Madhya Pradesh has written a letter to the Chief Justice of the High Court expressing dissatisfaction or discontent their payment is released only after paying 50 per cent commission.

“The corrupt BJP government in Karnataka used to collect 40% commission. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has gone ahead by breaking its own record of corruption. People of Karnataka ousted the 40% commission government, now the people of Madhya Pradesh will remove the 50% commission government from power,” she alleged in the post.

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A complaint was filed against the Congress leaders by BJP leader Lokendra Pathak, who alleged that the post was misleading and defamatory. He said that the contractors in the state are not being asked to pay any commission, reported NDTV.

The police have registered an FIR against the three Congress leaders under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) and 469 (forgery with intent to harm reputation). The case is being investigated.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has denied the allegations, saying that she is only sharing the concerns of the contractors. She said that she will not be cowed down by the BJP’s attempts to silence her.

The case has sparked a political row in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP has accused the Congress leaders of spreading lies and misleading the people. The Congress has accused the BJP of suppressing the voice of dissent.

The case is likely to have a bearing on the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress is hoping to wrest power from the BJP in the elections.