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Gaur demands Rs 50 lakh for native UP village

india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 14:16 IST

COMMERCE AND Industries Minister Babulal Gaur has demanded from the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan the release of Rs 50 lakh for his native village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

Gaur has also written another letter to the Minister for Finance Raghavji in this regard. As if it was not enough Gaur has urged the chief minister to release the fund for Gokul Gram scheme, which he had introduced and implemented during his tenure as chief minister.

Guar during his chief minister stint had visited his native village Naugir in September last year and announced Rs 50 lakh for development of the village. But after he stepped down from his post due to intra-party feud, his successor Shivraj Singh Chouhan had not taken any interest in that regard.

Gaur has in the letter said since he had made the announcement as the chief minister of the state, the fund should be released to the village.

To implement his much hyped Gokul Gram scheme Gaur had selected five villages in each of the 230 assembly constituencies to develop them as model villages. In the budget session this year the Finance Minister had announced sanctioning of fund for Gokul Gram scheme too.

Besides the CM, the Industries Minister has requested the Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for Finance Raghavji too to take steps to release the fund so that development process could be expedited at the villages.

Talking to Hindustan Times Gaur confirmed that he had urged the CM to release the funds for his village and for Gokul Gram scheme.

It may be mentioned here that Gaur has been keeping away from programmes also attended by the CM and recently was conspicuous by his absence at two much hyped programmes of Chouhan- women's meet at Ravindra Bhavan on the occasion of Meerabai Jayanti and the Kissan Panchayat held at the CM House.