Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Nearly six months after he was accorded the Minister of State (MoS) status by the Madhya Pradesh government, religious leader Swami Namdev Tyagi, popularly known as Computer Baba, resigned from the state cabinet accusing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of not fulfilling the promises. Also Read - MP Minister Accuses Madrasas of Breeding Terrorism, Says Government Funding Must be Stopped
Computer Baba also accused Chouhan of being a “hypocrite” and “full of deceits”. He claimed the government did little to stop illegal mining in the Narmada river and ignored his proposals on issues such as the condition of cows. The announcement of his resignation came a day after CM Chouhan announced to set up a cow ministry in the poll-bound state. Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note
“I have resigned from MoS status, as thousands of seers have mounted pressure on me because I have failed to deliver. They judged my performance and gave me zero mark out of hundred,” he told PTI. Also Read - MP Shocker: Woman Alleges Gangrape by Cops in Lock-up, Police Deny
Speaking on his suggestions, “I discussed the condition of cows and illegal mining in Narmada river but I was not allowed to do anything. I could not put forth the thoughts of saints before the government and therefore, I do not want to be a part of such government.” The religious leader also accused the MP CM of being against the idea of religion.
Elaborating on his resignation, he said, “We have a system where all saints sit together and decide things. They (saints) said that I failed to make Shivraj government do anything, I think they are right. During my tenure, I too, felt that Shivraj is against religion and he does not want to work on anything for our religion. So I resigned.”
Computer Baba was inducted in the MP government to a committee for Narmada conservation and tree plantation. He was appointed along with Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, Narmadanandji, Hariharanandji, and Pandit Yogendra Mahant. The Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections are due this year.