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MGNREGA funds siphoned off: Akalis

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Chandigarh, August 20

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today alleged that Rs 1,000 crore MGNREGA funds had been siphoned off by Congress legislators in connivance with government officials. He demanded that an independent inquiry be held into this issue to nail the culprits.

In a statement here, the SAD president alleged it was shocking that Central funds meant for the poor had been embezzled by Congress legislators. He said an inquiry by a Central team had already detected gross irregularities in two districts of the state and requested Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar to forward the case to the CBI for a thorough probe.

Sukhbir claimed that as per the modus operandi, material component was billed to companies owned by cronies of Congress legislators. He said material worth crores in each case was shown to the purchased from the firms on paper only. — TNS

from The Tribune

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