Wednesday 24 April 2019
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Rajan Sushant blames development agencies for not utilizing MPLAD funds, demands to fix liability of erring officers

Suspended BJP Member of Parliament Rajan Sushant lambasted over the failure of development agencies in the Kangra and Chamba Districts in spending funds sanctioned by him from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds in the last three years.

In a press conference, Sushant claimed that he had allocated over Rs 12 crore between 2009 and 2012 for development projects in Kangra and Chamba districts, but was shocked to see that only Rs 5 crore was utilised while works worth Rs 3 crore were going on and Rs 4 crore was lying in bank accounts of agencies.

Rajan Sushant said he had taken a serious note of this carelessness and recovered Rs 2 crore while calling a meeting of officers for February 4 over the rest of the amount. He said he sought an explanation of erring officers in Dharamsala on January 29, but none could give a satisfactory reply.

Rajan Sushant said he had asked the state government to fix the liability of erring officers for the loss of revenue caused to the state exchequer.


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