MP Cong to seek CBI probe into illegal mining

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 14:42

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress plans to
approach the Centre next week to seek a CBI probe into the
alleged mining cases in the state.

Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh assembly Ajay
Singh said on Tuesday.

"The central investigation agency can probe the
large-scale illegal mining activities in Madhya Pradesh, just
like in Andhra Pradesh," he said.

He said that during the recent discussion in the state
Assembly on the no-confidence motion, the Congress had raised
specific issues about corruption, but the government shied
away from replying to the charges.

He added that Janata Dal United president Sharad Yadav
has also alleged that there was rampant illegal mining in
Madhya Pradesh. "I don`t see it as an exaggeration, when a BJP
ally says that a scam, like the Bellary scam in Karnataka, was
going on in Madhya Pradesh," he said.

The Leader of the Opposition also alleged that there
was a lot of corruption in the implementation of the Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) in
the state.

He said that even though many states had already
appointed ombudsmen to check corruption in NREGA, the Madhya
Pradesh government was delaying it, saying Lokayukta had
already been appointed.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 14:42

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