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Bhopal

Raids revealed property worth Rs. 1112 crore: Ajay
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Bhopal, February 22, 2013
First Published: 13:36 IST(22/2/2013)
Last Updated: 13:41 IST(22/2/2013)

Rs. 100 crore from an IFS officer, Rs. 50 crore from an MPEB engineer. In all, Rs. 1112 crore worth properties were discovered during Lokayukta raids against government officials and employees. This amount is just a drop in the ocean. If raids are conducted at higher places this would disclose huge corruption”, said leader Opposition in the state assembly Ajay Singh in his speech on motion of thanks on governor’s address on Thursday.

Ridiculing the CM he said when Centre launched a scheme chief minister launched a similar scheme in his own name in the state. “Look for remaining other destinations on the globe which you can make to in the remaining eight months.” Thus, he ridiculed the CM.

Ajay Singh dubbed the government’s claims on amount of investment in the state as farce and alleged corruption was the hallmark of the government proven by huge disclosure of properties during Lokayukta raids on government officers and employees.

He said if the CM really wanted to eliminate corruption from Madhya Pradesh, he should grant permission for investigation into complaints pending at Lokayukta organisation against ten of his ministers.

He said how the bureaucracy was dominant in the state could be gauged from the fact the MLAs were not able to get removed a patwari.

He said how the government patronised corruption and corrupt people was evident from the letter the forest minister Sartaj Singh supposedly wrote to the then state BJP president Prabhat Jha. The minister said he was unable to remove the IFS officer BK Singh, as he happened to be man of a Singh in Delhi.

It was before Lokayukta organisation conducted raids at the forest officer residence and found properties in his possession worth Rs. 100 crore. Similarly, the minister said he was not in a position to remove a Sinha, as the latter happened to be the man of a Sinha in Delhi.

He said the government itself admitted that 58 children died daily in Madhya Pradesh.

The fact remained the ‘PM in waiting’ and leader Opposition in Lok Sabha herself was upset over the state of affairs in the health sector. Her pet project Sanjeevani was stopped in Vidisha, the Lok Sabha constituency she represented in Lok Sabha. Chief minister himself had represented the constituency in Lok Sabha.

He said Centre had released Rs. 9000 crore to the state for national rural health mission. There were raids against three directors in health department. During raids, a director’s wife reportedly told why they were being targeted. The questions should be asked to the minister.

He said the government claimed that it had undertaken a number of measures in the interest of farmers to convert agriculture into a profit proposition. If it were so why so many farmers committed suicide in the state, he asked.

He said chief minister believed in making lofty announcements only. What he said in the morning he forgot in the evening.

He talked a lot about golden Madhya Pradesh. A special session of the assembly was called in May 2010. Action groups were to be constituted on several subjects. Those action groups were not formed till date. In addition, if these were really formed where were the reports of these groups, he asked.

He said there was rampant illegal mining in the state. An IPS officer had lost his life. Even then, there were regular reports of attacks on the government officials who dared to check illegal mining.

During investors meet the MoUs were signed even with builders to show the artificial figures of investment.


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