Congress leader Ajay targets Chouhan over Central funds

Bhopal, PTI | Updated : 16 November 2013, 07:24 PM

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Ajay Singh said the BJP government in the state had received more than Rs 4 lakh crore from the Centre in the last five years but the money had not been spent on development and it had gone down the drain due to widespread corruption.

He also targeted Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, saying he was using these funds as if they had come from his mama's (maternal uncle) house.

"It is my charge that all this money was consumed by corruption involving BJP ministers, bureaucrats and others," the Leader of Opposition said while addressing election meetings at Mauganj, Devtalab and Sunauri in Rewa district.

The money received from the Centre is being spent on anti-Congress propaganda in the BJP-ruled state, Singh said.

The Plan size of Madhya Pradesh government had grown from Rs 14,182 crore in 2009-10 to Rs 41,190 crore now, the Congress leader said.

The state had received more than Rs 4 lakh crore from the Centre since 2008 and people now want to know where this large sum of money has gone, Singh said.

Madhya Pradesh goes to the polls on November 25.

First Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 07:22 PM
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