THE CITY Congress is peeved at BJP’s projection that they are responsible for most of the development work taking place in Indore and plans to inform the people about the Centre’s contribution though posters, pamphlets and door-to-door campaigns.
Countering BJP’s claim, City Congress president Pramod Tandon and State Congress spokesperson K K Mishra presented statistics to reporters here on Thursday to prove that it was the Centre’s money that was going into most of the development works.
They informed that in the current financial year alone the Centre had provided Rs 2485.20 crore towards schemes like the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana, Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Integrated Rural Employment Scheme, National Slum Development Scheme, National Rural Health Mission, Swarna Jayanti Gram Swaraj Yojana, Indira Awas Yojana and Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Mission.
They also pointed out that projects which BJP leader L K Avdani was coming to inaugurate in Indore on Friday were also part of JNNURM – a project funded by the Centre.
They said that contrary to claims by the State BJP Government that the Centre was not providing adequate funds, the duo pointed out that this year the Centre had provided Rs 9,020 crore, the highest allocation ever given to the State Government.
They said that even though the Centre was providing so much money, its contribution was being completely blacked out.
The Congress was also miffed by the BJP’s decision of deleting Rajiv Gandhi’s name from the Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Mission, and said that they had given eight days to the government to rectify the matter, otherwise they would remove all signboards on roads named after BJP leaders.