A former Minister of State in the erstwhile government of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ‘Computer Baba’ aka Namdev Das Tyagi was made chairman of the Narmada-Kshipra River Trust by the-then CM Kamal Nath’s Congress government in the state.
Indore administration in Madhya Pradesh demolished an illegal construction by self-styled godman ‘Computer Baba’ aka Namdev Das Tyagi. The demolition was carried out Sunday morning at the instructions of Collector Manish Singh and Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Ajay Dev Sharma under heavy police presence.
The area in which this illegal ‘ashram’ was erected in Indore falls under the jurisdiction of the Gandhinagar police station.
Namdev Das Tyagi, also known as ‘Computer Baba’ was given the status of Minister of State (MoS) in the then Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in 2018. However, Tyagi decided to extend his support to the Congress just before the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections and even campaigned for the party after resigning from the BJP government led by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
After the formation of Congress government in Madhya Pradesh with Kamal Nath as the chief minister, Namdev Das Tyagi ‘Computer Baba’ was made the chairman of Narmada-Kshipra River Trust.
In the recently held by-elections on 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, ‘Computer Baba’ campaigned for the Congress. During election rallies, he attacked the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in no subtle words.
For the last nearly two years, ‘Computer Baba’ alias Namdev Das Tyagi has made repeated attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its governance record in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
On Sunday, ‘Computer Baba’ along with five others was arrested under Section 151 of the IPC and sent to jail. Section 151 corresponds to charges of disturbing public peace.
Recently, the Bhopal administration had initiated similar action on a property owned by Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Arif Masood. Encroachments were also removed from land belonging to a private college owned by the Congress legislator. Masood had led a protest in Bhopal against French President Emmanual Macron over his remarks on ‘Islamic fundamentalism’.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh opposed the demolition drive carried out against illegal construction by Namdev Das Tyagi ‘Computer Baba’. In a tweet on Sunday, Singh said, “Computer Baba’s ashram and temple are being demolished in Indore without any notice. This is political vendetta. I condemn it.”