Terminate MLA fund in Jharkhand: JD(U)

JD(U), an ally of the Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand, on Sunday demanded an end to the provision of MLA fund in the tribal state for a `clean political system`.

Updated: Dec 12, 2010, 16:49 PM IST

Ranchi: JD(U), an ally of the Arjun Munda
government in Jharkhand, on Sunday demanded an end to the
provision of MLA fund in the tribal state for a `clean
political system`.

The demand comes on the heels of the Bihar government
deciding to take the step in that step.

"We hail the historic decision by the Nitish Kumar
government in Bihar to put an end to MLA fund. Jharkhand
should also follow suit at the earliest," JD(U) Jharkhand unit
spokesman Pramod Mishra said here.

"The end of the MLA fund system will shut out unwanted
elements hobnobbing with MLAs and save politicians from
unwarranted allegations of corruption," he said.

Each MLA is allotted Rs 3 crore annually for the fund to
be used for developmen work in his area.

PTI