The Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) authorities in Madhya Pradesh of attempting to misuse the executive equipment to build a network of the social gathering cadre throughout the state within the title of Deendayal committees to use the identical in 2023 meeting elections.
Congress spokesperson in Madhya Pradesh, Bhupendra Gupta stated, “The announcement is nothing but a ploy of the BJP government to build a network of the BJP and Sangh workers at the cost of public exchequer to use the same network in the next assembly election. This is also an attempt to assuage the feelings of BJP workers who believe the BJP government gave ministerial berths to 14 ex-Congress MLAs who joined the BJP in March this year in an act of betrayal to the people and then gave them tickets to contest the bypolls by dumping the committed party workers.”
The Congress’ response got here after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan introduced the formation of such committees whereas releasing the Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh Roadmap-2023 throughout a programme in Bhopal on Thursday.
“A new structure will be created for public participation in development and monitoring system. Deendayal committees will be constituted at village, Janpad and district levels to ensure public participation and monitoring,” Chouhan had stated.
Earlier, in a celebration assembly in Bhopal in April this yr Chouhan had talked of the federal government’s plan to represent the committees.
Though the state authorities is but to spell out in particulars on functioning of the committees named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founding father of the Jana Sangh, the forerunner to the BJP, related committees had been fashioned three years again too. The committees have been then referred to as Antyoday samiti named after the antyoday (welfare of underprivileged individuals) ideology of Deendayal Upadhyay, BJP leaders stated.
The state authorities had then issued directions to all of the collectors and commissioners of municipal our bodies relating to formation of the committees at village, block, district, nagar nigam, nagar palika, nagar panchayat and state degree. More than 1.25 lakh BJP staff have been supposed to be accommodated within the committees. These committees have been supposed to give suggestions to the federal government on the standing of implementation of growth tasks and high quality of the work. BJP leaders claimed that the committees have been dissolved after the Congress fashioned the federal government in December 2018.
While Congress has criticized the CM’s announcement on the committees, a piece of the BJP leaders and staff too weren’t enthused over the announcement.
Former member of state degree Antyoday committee ex-MLA Shivprasad Rathore stated, “The committees didn’t have any authority. At best they could have reviewed the government schemes. The district level committees were supposed to apprise the collectors of their feedback and it’s up to the collectors how to look into the suggestions or complaints.”
A BJP chief who didn’t need to be named stated, “What is use of such committees without any authority? These committees will meet the same fate as that of Antyoday committees which were nothing but ornamental for party workers. Question is if a government authority would like any interference in his work and who will listen to the committees’ voice when corruption in the system is order of the day.”
Another chief was related to an Antyoday samiti stated, “MPs and MLAs of our party hardly welcomed Antyoday samitis, not to say of government officials. They don’t want emergence of any new power centre within the party in their constituencies.”
But BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Agrawal insisted that the choice will guarantee high quality of the event works on the grassroots degree.”
“The CM’s announcement is a welcome step. The committees will work as a bridge between the state government and people and will ensure quality of the development works being implemented at the grassroots level,” Agrawal stated.