Cong to raise issues of corruption in NREGA in MP assembly

Bhopal: Main Opposition Congress on Saturday said it will raise the issues of "corruption" in the implementation of NREGA and inclusion of "tainted" ministers in the cabinet among others during the 11-day long Madhya Pradesh Assembly session beginning from November 16.

"Rampant corruption is taking place in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) in Madhya Pradesh and billions of rupees being received by the state under it are siphoned off by the ruling establishment," Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Jamuna Devi told reporters here.

The party will also raise the issue of "deepening power crisis in the state, corruption in Prime Minister's Rural Road Scheme, land mafia, problems faced by tribals in getting land rights and farmers not getting assistance from the disaster relief fund despite declaring 37 districts drought affected among others", she said.

Congress will also take up the issue of spread of malaria and dengue fever in the state with health machinery "failing" to check it.

Bureau Report