Raipur: In the poll-bound state of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel levelled serious allegations over BJP-Adani nexus and said, “BJP has planned to handover all the mines and minerals of Chhattisgarh to Adani (a conglomerate)”.
Recently, they have handed over Gare Palema coal mines to Adani through South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) and are now attempting to hand over the Bastar’s NMDC’s mines to Adani, CM Baghel alleged.
“As the state government is standing in between and the BJP government facing trouble in handing over the precious mines of Chhattisgarh to Adani, by hook or crook they want to terminate our government,” CM Baghel alleged.
“ED-like agencies were sent,” he added.
BJP is trying to loot precious minerals, alleges Congress leaders
After CM Baghel made scathing remarks against the BJP-Adani nexus, Congress leaders also blamed the BJP is trying to loot the precious minerals and assets of the state by favouring Adani.
SECL, which is the oldest and most experienced company in coal mining, is now getting its coal excavation work done through Adani, mocked Alok Shukla, convener of Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan(CBA).
Under this anti-mining group CBA, in 2021, hundreds of tribal of the Hasdeo coal mining area carried out Padyatra (foot march) of 300 kilometres to Raipur against Adani Coal mining.
Notably, on August 23, SECL signed an agreement of 20 years with Adani under which the company will extract 219 million tonnes of coal for SECL under MDO.
However, on sarcastic comments and serious allegations the conglomerate’s corporate communication department denied making any comment.