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PMGSY Road Scam: Manipur Congress demands CBI probe

The Manipur Congress along with the media have been inspecting the interior parts of hill districts, including Churachandpur, Noney and Kamjong for the last few months.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 23 Dec 2022, 6:33 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) submitted a memorandum addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union cabinet minister Giriraj Singh with the charter of demands, including a CBI inquiry in regard to the alleged PMGSY Road Scam of Rs 1,700 crore in Manipur.

The memorandum was signed by MPCC general secretary Amir Hussain and a team of MPCC led by president K Meghachandra and All India Congress Committee (AICC) Manipur in-charge Bhakta Charan Das.

“The PMGSY road scam in the state is still being unearthed by a team of state Congress along with the media, who for the last few months have been inspecting the interior parts of hill districts, including Churachandpur, Noney (which was under Tamenglong district) and Kamjong (which was under Ukhrul district),” the memorandum stated.

It also accused the authorities concerned of embezzling funds allotted under PMGSY for the construction of roads connecting the villages.

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Apart from the CBI inquiry, the charter of demands included the dropping of the minister(s) concerned and those involved in the alleged scam from the council of ministers during the pendency of the CBI inquiry and registration of FIRs against minister(s) involved, chief engineer(s) and officials concerned, contractors, companies and middlemen and any other person involved.

The demand also included recovery of the entire amount which was withdrawn in the entire PMGSY scam without executing the works on the ground despite the affirmation of completion of the works as on records; and recovery of the entire amount which was withdrawn in the entire PMGSY scam without executing the works on the ground despite the affirmation of completion of the works as on records.

It also demanded the blacklisting of the contractors and the companies involved in the scam for a minimum period of 10 years from being eligible to apply for any tender in any work in the entire country; release and uploading of detailed geo-tagged, non-edited and full video coverage of the full length of all the entire roads constructed or which are under construction with all relevant public information, in Manipur on the relevant government’s website and YouTube for wider information to the people of the state.

And, ensure that all centrally sponsored schemes and central schemes in Manipur are being monitored with ground reality check with feedback from the locals, public and concerned citizens, along with complaints from the common people on local media, social media, and other platforms.

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