Cong says increase in development fund by MCD a `fraud`

The Opposition Congress in MCD on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of not implementing properly the proposals unveiled in earlier budgets and playing a "fraud" by promising to hike fund for development work by councillors.

New Delhi: The Opposition Congress in MCD
on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of not implementing properly the
proposals unveiled in earlier budgets and playing a "fraud" by
promising to hike fund for development work by councillors.
A number of councillors from both the parties joined
the debate on the MCD`s budget for 2011-12 at a special
meeting of the corporation.

Congress member Rakesh Rajora said the BJP was playing
a "fraud" by promising to sanction Rs 1.5 crore for
development work in each ward this fiscal. Congress has been
saying that releasing the fund in remaining two months of this
financial year is not possible while BJP insists the money
will be available over the next few months if it is "booked"
now.
Rajora also demanded release of stalled payment for
contractors as well as pension for the widows, elderly and
physically challenged which had been halted for the last few
months.

Congress councillor Anita Babbar said the BJP did not
properly or fully implement several schemes and proposals
unveiled in earlier budget such as door-to-door garbage
collection, night cleaning of markets and hostel for working
women.

BJP councillors raised issues like need for improved
sanitation services in unauthorised colonies and took on the
Congress over price rise, terming it "anti-poor".

PTI

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