Hitting out at Union Minister Ashwani Kumar for his statement against Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh,Gurdaspur district Congress Committee president,MLA Sukhjinder Randhawa said most of the money from his MP Local Area Development Fund has remained unutilised and the state planning department has rated his performance for MPLAD utilization as poor. More than Rs 13.77 crore is still available. During a meeting of state-level committee,it was observed that due to lack of interest Ashwani Kumar,seven instalments of MPLAD funds could not be released as the MP had not sent any recommendations/projects for the utilisation of MP LAD funds. Last year,a meagre sum of 29 lakh has been released/ utilised against a total allocation of Rs 5 crore per year at his disposal, Randhawa said in a statement asking Kumar to set a precedent and resign from the central ministry to pave way for a public representative.
Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 13, 2012 12:41:42 am