Chhattisgarh has become hub of corruption: Cong



Raipur: Opposition Congress on Sunday alleged that Chhattisgarh under the Raman Singh government has become a "hub of corruption".

Speaking in the Assembly on the no-confidence motion moved against the three-year-old BJP government, Congress' Mohammed Akbar said Chief Minister Raman Singh wants the state to become a hub of power, but Chhattisgarh has become a "hub of corruption".

Referring to a recent incident where a retired government employee stabbed an officer at collectorate here over delay in getting pension, he said this incident reflected widespread corruption in the administration.

Chhattisgarh is considered a mineral-rich state, but the Mining department, which has been tasked with managing the natural resources, is in shambles, Akbar maintained.

Contrary to the government claims, population of the poor is steadily increasing in the BJP-ruled state, where mineral resources are being exploited mindlessly, the Congress legislator alleged.

Illegal mining is rampant in Chhattisgarh and a leading company has accepted to being involved in this practice, Akbar claimed.

Speaking on behalf of the government, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ramvichar Netam gave details about the development projects being undertaken by the administration.

The no-confidence motion has been brought by the Opposition without any conviction, Netam alleged.

PTI