Bhopal: Shivraj Singh Chouhan has till date
spent Rs 15.66 crore on air tours, including nearly Rs eight
crore on private planes and helicopters, as the Madhya Pradesh
This was informed by Chouhan to the Congress Deputy
Leader of the Legislature Party Choudhry Rakesh Singh
Chaturvedi in his written reply to an unstarred question in
the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
Chouhan informed the House that he has spent Rs
7,75,49,500 on his tours undertaken in the state plane and
helicopter, Rs 2,28,49,153 on private planes and Rs
5,62,87,346 on a private chopper.
To another question from Purshottam Dangi (Congress) on
the issue, the Chief Minister said in a written reply that
from April 1, 2009 till date he had travelled 417 times in the
state plane and 178 times in the state helicopter.
After Chouhan, the services of the state plane were
utilised maximum number of times (35) by Industries Minister
Kailash Vijaywargiya, followed by General Administration
Minister Kanhaiyalal Agrawal (17), Urban Development Minister
Babulal Gaur and Public Relation Minister Laxmikant Sharma, 13
each, Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta (12) and Tribal Affairs
Minister Vijay Shah (11) among others.
Three Cabinet Ministers - Raghavji (Finance), Nagendra
Singh Nagod (PWD) and Gopal Bhargava (Panchayat and Rural
Development) have not utilised the services of the state plane