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MP Congress demands panel to monitor Bundelkhand projects

Alleging irregularities in implementation of Rahul Gandhi`s ambitious project for Bundelkhand in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Congress has demanded a central monitoring committee to monitor development activities in these areas.



New Delhi: Alleging irregularities in implementation of Rahul Gandhi`s ambitious project for Bundelkhand in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Congress has demanded a central monitoring committee to monitor development activities in these areas.

The party has prepared a detailed report in this regard, which is likely to be submitted to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi in a day or two.

Rahul`s efforts had seen the government declaring a package for the backward Bundelkhand region, falling in two states -- Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and the party is now concerned that the fund given for its development might be "squandered".

AICC General Secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh BK Hariprasad and PCC President Suresh Pachauri have prepared the report on the basis of complaints received from party workers of Bundelkhand region.

Both had discussed the issue in detail in a divisional level meeting of the party workers in Sagar district of the state on Friday.

"Need based programmes are not being taken in these areas. There is gross misuse of funds. BJP ministers are giving contracts to their relatives. We cannot allow the money to be squandered this way," Hariprasad alleged.

"We are demanding that elected representatives of the area be taken into confidence before chalking out plans for development. We also demand that there should be a central
monitoring committee of the government to look after development works being carried out there." he told a news agency.

PTI

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