Bhopal, Mar 11: Computer Baba was appointed on 8 March as the Chairman of ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandaknini River Trust’b in the state.
The controversial seer was accorded the minister of state status by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in April 2018 but he resigned in October and campaigned against the BJP in the assembly elections, accusing it of being irreligious. He even campaigned against Chouhan in Budhni constituency.
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He said that his priority will be to stop illegal sand mining around the Narmada. “I quit because the previous government did nothing to stop illegal mining. The new government has entrusted me to stop the illegal practice so I have accepted it.”
Last year, the Congress had strongly opposed the BJP government’s decision to grant Computer Baba and other Hindu spiritual leaders MoS status.