Jaiswal dares Maya to order CBI probe into MGNREGA

Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday dared Chief Minister Mayawati to recommend a CBI probe into the MGNREGA scheme.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 21:08 PM IST

Rampur: Alleging huge embezzlement of
funds in implementation of MGNREGA scheme in Uttar Pradesh,
Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday dared Chief Minister
Mayawati to recommend a CBI probe into the issue.

"MGNREGA`s implementation in UP is the biggest scam of
the country," he told a `Kisan Mahapanchayat` at Khauvt
village in the district.

Underscoring Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh`s
accusations against the Mayawati government of not taking
adequate action against those involved in embezzling MGNREGA
funds, Jaiswal asked her to order a CBI inquiry into the
matter.

The Union Coal Minister also attacked BJP leader LK
Advani and said his `Jan Chetna Yatra` was a "fraud" and "an
attempt to copy Rahul Gandhi`s yatras" in rural areas.

PTI