Bhopal: Launching a scathing attack on the arch rival BJP over corruption charges, the Congress on Monday recommended the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta to investigate the assets possessed by the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues.

“Instead of carrying raids and probing assets of the peons and lower grade officers in the state administration, the Lokayukta must investigate the properties possessed by the ministers in Shivraj Singh Chouhan government,” Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary here on Monday.

Singh was in the state capital to hold a meeting of party leaders and activists, sources said.

“The BJP government is corrupt. If their current asset is probed, the figures will be exceptionally higher than they had in 2003,” he accused.

When asked about Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s declaration of observing maun vrat on February 2 to protest the delay in passing Special Judicial Bill by the Central Government, Singh said, “We will answer them in the similar manner. We will leave no stone unturned to compel the Lokayukta to initiate probe against the corrupt government.”

BJP, BSP out of the poll race

Taking a dig at the major rivals BJP and BSP, the man Friday Rahul Gandhi said, “Both the parties are dying a slow death in Uttar Pradesh and have no future in the upcoming assembly elections. The main battle will be between Congress and SP.”

While BSP has no electoral prospects due to its corrupt political record in the state, BJP has no future as it is entangled in self invited mess and political unrest due to its faulty decisions, he asserted.

When asked about the SP’s declaration of providing jobs to rape victims, Singh taking a safe stance said, “It is the directives of the Supreme Court to not disclose the information of any rape victim.”