BJP’s new work culture in MP
Posted July 28, 2010on:
Credit must be given to Shivraj Singh Chauhan for making corruption part of the work culture of his government. It is difficult to imagine a department or a work done by a department without corruption. The only question is when and how the racket gets exposed. Even then there is no guarantee of action against the culprits.
The government had launched three years ago the Rs 1366-crore “Project Uday” to ensure cleanliness and regular supply of potable drinking water in four cities of Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior. There is still no indication if the promised objects would ever be achieved. A complaint about bungling in the Project Uday has already been made to the Lokayukta by a Congress MLA.
Under “Project Utthan” (another Sanskritised name), a water tank was constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh at Murar (Gwalior). Sub-standard material is alleged to have been used in the construction and the quality compromised. When BSP MLA Madan Kushwah raised the issue in the Assembly, minister of urban administration Babulal Gaur replied philosophically, “yes, an inquiry is being held”.
As many as 15 contractors allegedly submitted fake bank solvency and revenue solvency documents to the public works department (PWD) to get the work. A.B.Dube, an advocate and a Congress activist, collected the evidence and lodged an FIR at the Jehangirabad police station (Bhopal) on April 25 last year. Even the Collector is said to have made an inquiry and recommended action against these contractors. But no action has been initiated so far.