Congress reaches Lokayukta alleging scam of 500 crores

  • Chief Secretary Bains and CEO of Livelihood Mission ML Belwal accused of irregularities
  • Such a person does not have right to live in society: Special Judge
  • Food grains transported by moped
  • Demand for fair investigation from Lokayukta
  • All big leaders of Congress reach Lokayukta together

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The Congress has alleged a scam of Rs 500 crore in Take Home Ration. The party has complained to the Lokayukta and demanded a fair investigation, accusing Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains and CEO of Livelihood Mission ML Belwal of irregularities. The basis of the allegation has been made on the report of the Accountant General.

Former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, Rajya Sabha Member Vivek Tankha, Leader of Opposition Dr. Govind Singh, Former State President Arun Yadav, Former Minister Tarun Bhanot, Former Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati met Lokayukta Justice NK Gupta on Monday and complained on behalf of former assembly member Paras Saklecha regarding irregularities in nutrition.

Scam happened after the change of power – After the formation of the Congress government, the responsibility of operating the plants was again given to MP Agro, because it had expertise in it. After the change of power in March 2020, Iqbal Singh Bains was made the Chief Secretary and Belwal was re-appointed.

Scam took place under the protection of the Chief Secretary: Tankha

In the press conference, Tankha told that this is a very sad episode in the history of Madhya Pradesh. When a complaint had to be made in writing about the Chief Secretary. The nutrition scam took place under his patronage. This disturbances was made between 2018 and 2021. The Accountant General raised this in his report. It said that irregularities were found in production, transportation and distribution. Earlier, the companies preparing nutritious food used to come to MP Agro, in which ML Belwal was posted.

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