Non-BJP ruled State govts not exercising accountability: Dr Jitendra
Post by RK News on Sunday, May 7, 2023
Jalandhar, May 06: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the non-BJP-ruled State governments are not exercising accountability, whereas in the BJP-ruled States, there is absolute accountability and answerability to the Central High Command.
He said that in the BJP-ruled States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s welfare schemes are seriously followed up and accounted for.
Addressing the BJP press conference during the campaign for Lok Sabha by-poll, Dr Jitendra Singh said that in the non-BJP States, “not only do they allow the pilferage and wastage of Central funds, but the schemes are also not implemented seriously, and they do not hold themselves accountable”.
Talking in the context of Punjab, the Union Minister said, “Every now and then, the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has been accusing the Central government of holding back funds for the State. However, the matter of fact is that the earlier grants obtained by the State government from the Centre were never utilised for the purpose for which they were meant. The Central grants were used for their own priorities and now, for the release of further funds from the Centre, when the Utilisation Certificates (UCs) are being sought, they are unable to produce the same.”
Dr Jitendra said that many of the Central grants instead of being used for developmental projects are being used for self-publicity through advertisements in newspapers and other media and for organising extravagant programmes for publicity of the AAP leaders.
He also expressed concern about “growing lawlessness” and “state of anarchy” in Punjab and vowed that the BJP is “committed to restoring the ethos of brotherhood, nationalism and mutual harmony among the people in the State”.
Talking about the Delhi government, the Union Minister said, “Nothing can be more unfortunate than the fact that in Delhi with the AAP running a government, nearly 3 or 4 Ministers are behind bars facing CBI and ED charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds.”
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had envisioned developing such an administrative ecosystem for a developed India, which has zero tolerance for corruption but the AAP-led government in the State of Punjab has been creating roadblocks towards creating such a corruption-free ecosystem by delaying implementation of transformative reforms undertaken by the BJP led central government,” he said.