The complaint against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleging corruption in the purchase of trucks leased to a cement factory will be examined by the Income Tax Department.
"We have received complaints against the Chief Minister and will be examining the facts," Chief Income Tax Commissioner M K Moghe told reporters here today, adding he was not aware whether a copy of the complaint received by his office has been sent to the Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
Bhartiya Janshakti General Secretary Prahlad Patel had accused Chouhan of registering four trucks in his wife's name at the Rewa Regional Transport office by providing wrong information.
Picking up the issue keeping in view the state assembly elections due next year, the Congress has intensified its campaign against the Chief Minister, demanding his resignation.
Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi had sought Chouhan's resignation as he has already confessed that trucks were being operated at a cement factory in Rewa in his wife Sadhna Singh's name.
Earlier, defending himself Chouhan said," Every individual citizen has the right to earn a livelihood, my family has not committed any crime by legitimately earning its livelihood".
Refuting the allegations, the Chief Minister also promised to declare assets owned by his family members as demanded by the Opposition leader.