Aparna Yadav says nothing wrong in getting grants if an organisation working for animal welfare

03 July 2017, 04:52 PM
Aparna Yadav says nothing wrong in getting grants if an organisation working for animal welfare
Aparna Yadav says nothing wrong in getting grants if an organisation working for animal welfare

Samajwadi Party leader and daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Aparna Yadav on Monday replied over allegations of allocation of 86 percent of government fund to Jeev Ashraya NGO which is being operated by her.

Aparna Yadav said if an NGO is working for the welfare of the animal, it must be given financial grants.

“So, what is wrong in it? If some organisation is doing good work for the welfare of animals then why should it not be backed financially,” she asked.

Nearly 86 per cent of the grant sanctioned by the SP government for organisations working for cow welfare in Uttar Pradesh went to an NGO run by the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's sister-in-law Aparna Yadav, an RTI reply has revealed.

To a query by activist Nutan Thakur, the UP Gau Sewa Aayog replied that from 2012 to 2017, it sanctioned Rs 9.66 crore, of which Rs 8.35 crore (86.4 per cent) went to Jeev Ashraya, the NGO run by Aparna Yadav.

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Aparna is the wife of Prateek Yadav, the step-brother of Akhilesh Yadav. Her NGO runs a gaushala at Amausi in Lucknow district.

First Published: Monday, July 03, 2017 04:39 PM
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