At a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party here, the Mps were also asked to up the offensive against Congress over the Vyapam scam issue as the special investigation team (SIT) probing the case had found that the evidence provided against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife were "fake and fabricated".
    
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venakaih Naidu briefed the MPs about the party's strategy with the Parliament session entering a crucial phase and the government reiterating its commitment to ensure the passage of the land bill.
    
The BJP MPs were told to highlight the fact that during the UPA rule between 2004 and 2013 approximately 2 lakh acres of land was acquired without the consent clause and social impact survey. Even the compensation was not as high as mandated by the current legislation.
    
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's recent interventions in Lok Sabha over the farmers issues was also discussed at the meeting. Both Jaitley and Naidu also briefed the BJP MPs in detail about the controversy surrounding the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh at a rally of AAP here.
    
On the Vyapam scam, the party MPs were told how Congress leaders tried to "sully" the image of three-time BJP Chief Minister Chouhan as it realised that it cannot come to power  in the state otherwise.

"The well-orchestrated campaign by Congress against our Chief Minister was launched as they wanted to demolish the image of Chouhan," a senior leader said, adding it was a matter of satisfaction in BJP that truth has finally emerged.

The SIT had last week told Madhya Pradesh High Court that a cyber expert used forged document to drag the name of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in the Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (VYAPAM) scam.

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