CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced here on Tuesday that funds would be no constraint for extending benefits of the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana’.
He was speaking at a mass marriage ceremony organised at the Kartik Mela grounds on the occasion of Basant Panchami where over 425 couples tied the nuptial knot. The CM expressed happiness over the huge success of his pet project.
Chouhan said marriage had always been a difficult task for the poor, as they have to make arrangements for the celebrations by taking loans. Hence the State Government had decided to shoulder the responsibilities of not only holding the traditional rituals, but also providing the necessary articles to the newly-wed couples.
Chouhan also administered a pledge to the couples and urged them to devote their energies to making their married life successful. State BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar and other leaders were present on the occasion.
‘Mind your language’
THE CHIEF Minister reacted sharply to Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s remarks terming him as ‘nalayak’ and ‘kaput’ saying that only Digvijay could use such language.
Talking to reporters, he took a dig at Congress conclaves being held at different places and said the events had nothing to do with people’s woes, but were results of infighting for leadership in the party. He said while PCC chief Subhash Yadav was claiming that he was trying to make amends for the 10-year misrule during the Digvijay regime, Digvijay was saying that he became active to save Congress.
On the allegation that the State Government had not woken up on time to meet urea demands, Chouhan contended that month-wise requirement of urea was sent to the Centre in advance.
Earlier, Singh unveiled the statues of noted poet Shree Krishna Saral and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose near Dussehra Maidan and Kshirsagar intersection, respectively.