SP refutes allegations of involvement in NRHM scam

Stung by allegations of involvement in NRHM scam, Samajwadi Party said that not a "single paisa" was given to the state when SP was in power.

Lucknow: Stung by the allegations of
involvement in the multi-crore NRHM scam, Samajwadi Party
today said that not a "single paisa" was given to the state
when SP was in power thus the question of misuse of funds does
not arise.

"The first installment of Rs. 17.26 crores was given
on June 27, 2007 and by then the BSP had come to power in the
state," leader of opposition in vidhan parishad, Ahmed Hasan
today said.

As not a single paisa was given till the SP was in power,
the question of it being misused does not arise, he said.
"It is totally unethical to drag Samajwadi Party in the
multi crore NRHM scam," he said adding that it (allegations)
goes on to prove mental bankruptcy of the Congress.

Some state Congress leaders have recently alleged that
not only the ruling BSP but SP was also involved in the scam.

Giving details, Hasan said that the NRHM scheme was
started during the Samajwadi Party government in November 16,
2006 with the constitution of state health society and an MOU
was signed with the central government on November 22, 2006.

The state health society was registered on February
21, 2007 and its account was opened on March 29, 2007 but
before funds were given to the state BSP came to power on May
13, 2007, Hasan added.