Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday demanded that the Madhya Pradesh government should conduct an inquiry into the whopping funds being spent to improve the health of malnourished kids. “Where are funds, running in crores of rupees, being spent to improve the health of malnourished kids going? The state government should conduct an inquiry into it,” Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha told reporters in Sheopur.
“The state government has announced to issue a white paper of malnourishment in Madhya Pradesh. Instead, we demand that the government should prosecute concerned people responsible for this grave problem,” he added. “I am going to raise this issue vehemently in Delhi,” said Scindia, after visiting Karahal and Vijaypur areas and meeting the malnourished kids.
“I am saddened by the plight of the malnourished kids. I don’t have words to express their plight,” the former Union minister added. Scindia said he has written a letter to Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi and state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan drawing their attention to the condition of malnourished kids in Madhya Pradesh.
He claimed that several children had died of malnourishment in 2006 in Sheopur but the government did not take a lesson from it. Sciandia also claimed that recently 18 malnourished kids have died at Vijaypur and Golipur villages in the district. 1,000 children in Sheopur were suffering from problems related to malnourishment, he said, adding 300 of them are being treated.