Now minister seeks probe in fund misuse
The state government has formed a six-member committee to probe misuse of Central fund under the following a recent letter from Panchayat minister Gopal Bhargava to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Bhargava, an outspoken minister and powerful leader from Bundelkhand region, demanded a probe into the misuse of special that is meant to mitigate backwardness of the drought- affected region. The Congress has been raising demand for probe into misuse of fund for a long time. Now Shivraj government's minister has lent credence to the demand.
According to sources, the minister was compelled to write the letter after he came across instances of low quality materials used in bore-wells dug under the package. The minister ci
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The Central government had approved special consisting six districts of MP such as Sagar, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Damoh, Datia and Panna five years ago. The package assumed added political significance because AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi had raised the demand with Prime Minister Dr Man Mohan Singh.
When contacted, Gopal Bhargava refused to share details of the letter saying "it is my personal communication with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and hence, I can not divulge details of the letter".
When asked if he is acting like Opposition, the minister told DNA that "being a minister does not mean that I cannot take up issues plaguing the common man." "No one should be allowed to waste or swindle public money," he added.
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