Congress alleged "Chattisgarh issue revolves around monetary allurement offered by BJP's Chief Minister Raman Singh to Congress candidate for withdrawing from his candidature" and added "Modiji's solemn promise to people was 'zero tolerance for corruption' and 'Na Khaoonga Na Khane Doonga'.
"Congress Party has taken action against one of its leaders. Will Modiji now show the courage of his conviction by seeking Raman Singh's resignation or sacking him?", AICC Communication Department Chairman Randeep Surjweala said in a statement.
Reiterating the party's demand for a thorough probe into the matter, Surjewala asked "will the PM now order a fair probe through a Supreme Court judge or SIT monitored by the Supreme Court?

"Therein lies the test of truth of promise made by Modiji to people", he said.
His remarks came after Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee expelled party MLA Amit Jogi and passed a resolution seeking the party high command's nod for showing the doors to his father and the state's former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi over the Antagarh assembly bypoll audio tape row.