Central funds for welfare schemes looted by MP govt: Sonia Gandhi
Congress president said that central govt’s fund benefits like NRHM and MNREGA were not let to reach the common people in the state
Rewa: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today attacked Shivraj Singh Chauhan-led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, alleging funds provided by the Centre for welfare schemes were “looted” by the corrupt establishment in the state.
Addressing a rally here, Gandhi claimed the benefits of the Centre’s schemes like National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and MNREGA were not visible in MP because the state machinery had not let the funds reach the common people.
Gandhi said that to provide medicines, healthcare to people in the villages, the UPA government had created NRHM. But if such schemes had benefitted any one in Madhya Pradesh, it was only the corrupt ministers and officials of BJP government, she charged.
She said that in the last few days there had been news reports that in Madhya Pradesh, three directors of the National Rural Health Mission were raided by the Income Tax department and hundreds of crores were of rupees recovered from their homes.
“Did the Centre send this money so that it enters the lockers of corrupt system or was this money sent from the Centre so the common people of Madhya Pradesh get facilities?” she said.
The money meant for schemes prepared by the Centre for the welfare of the common man were looted before they reached Rewa, Gandhi alleged.
“But what can be expected from a government, of whose not one, two but eight ministers are in the dock in the court of the Lokayukta,” Gandhi added.
She said the Congress government in neighbouring Rajasthan was providing free medicines to people in towns and villages, but instead of praising the scheme, BJP leaders had called those medicines “poison”.