Raipur:  A new twist has come into the state politics with Manturam Pawar’s statement recorded on Saturday in front of the magistrate. Pawar , a tribal leader from Chhattisgarh, has made serious allegations against two former chief ministers of the state. Manturam Pawar has blamed that former CM Raman Singh and former CM Ajit Jogi and his son Amit Jogi had withdrawn him from the Antahgarh by-election by pressurizing him and offering him an amount of Rs 7 .5 crore. Pawar was a Congress candidate in the by-election in Antahgarh assembly seat in 2014 and suddenly withdrew his name before voting.

Pawar on Saturday lodged a statement under section 164 in the local court and during this time, giving an affidavit.  Raman Singh, Ajit Jogi, Amit Jogi and former minister Rajesh Moonat were severely accused of conspiring. Manturam Pawar has stated in the affidavit that till 2014 he was a member of the Indian National Congress.

Congress leader Dr Kiranmayi Nayak on Sunday has given her version to ‘THE VOICES ’, saying she can register an FIR against Raman Singh and Ajit Jogi very soon.

Speaking to THE VOICES, senior Congress leader Kiranmayi Nayak said that the matter is very serious and it should be acted upon. “We are waiting for two-four days to confirm everything. The matter is very serious because two former Chief Ministers have been accused by Manturam Pawar. There was a possibility that this is true as former Chief Minister Raman Singh's son-in law Puneet Gupta was already named in the case. The documents that are currently available are not official. So I will definitely take action after submitting the official documents. I will not leave incomplete what I have initiated.”, said Congress leader Nayak.

Kiranmayi Nayak’s had filed an FIR in Pundri Police station against Ajit Jogi, his son Amit Jogi, Puneet Gupta, Rajesh Moonat and Manturam Pawar on the charges of fraud and inducement of money and corruption in Antahgarh tape case . A case had been registered under sections 406, 420 171-E, 171-F, 120-B of IPC 1860. It was also registered under sections 9 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. In this case, complainant Congress leader Kiranmai Nayak says that in 2016, we had filed a complaint against ex chief minister Raman Singh also however the immediate government did not allow the case to be registered since he was the CM then.